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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in South Australia

(for more information on this election see national summary for the House of Representatives)

Election of 10 December 1955


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in South Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
462,747
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
11
Number of uncontested seats
0
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
462,747
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
444,827
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
96.13%
Total valid votes
426,777
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
4.06%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 21 years; single member districts; preferential voting (AV); compulsory preferences; compulsory voting


House of Representatives votes and seats won in South Australia

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Election held on 10 December 1955
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'

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Party Name First preference vote n First preference vote share % Change from previous election % Seats won n Uncontested seats held n Seat share %
Australian Labor Party  208,310  48.81  -6.33  54.55 
Liberal Party  197,060  46.17  +3.00  45.45 
Anti-Communist Labor Party (Democratic Labor Party from 1958)  11,225  2.63     
Votes for other than listed parties 10,182 2.39 +0.70       
Totals 426,777  100.00    11  100.00 


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* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.

Sources

Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, Canberra; Australian National University Press, 1968 (SBN 708102700); Gerard Newman, Federal Election Results 1949-2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information and Research Services, Research Paper 9 2001-02, 2002 (ISSN 1328 7478).