Election held on 3 May 1947
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'
|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||730,194||45.95||+0.32||52||5||57.78|
|Lang Labor Party||64,851||4.08||-4.82||2||0||2.22|
|Liberal Party & Country Party||14,801||0.93||*||1||0||1.11|
|Votes for other than listed parties||7,201||0.45||+0.35|
* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.
Premier in office at election: There had been a change of Premier since the previous election; McGirr replaced McKell as premier on 9 February 1947 after an 'intense struggle for the Labor leadership', Clune, '1947', pp. 242-247 at p. 246 (see 'Reference', below).
Liberal Party: 'When the Liberal Party was formed to replace the UAP across Australia, the Democratic and Liberal Democratic parties finally merged as the NSW Division of the new party in January 1945', Clune, '1947', p. 248, and see also pp. 247-250 (see 'Reference', below).
Liberal Party and Country Party: 'The new member for Albury (D G Padman) was elected as a joint Liberal and Country candidate but became a Liberal', Clune 265 (see 'Reference' below).
Reference: For a comprehensive survey of this election and the preceding period, see David Clune, '1947', in Michael Hogan and David Clune (editors), The People's Choice: Electoral Politics in 20th Century New South Wales, vol. 2 (1930 to 1965), pp. 235-267, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907404).
Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, pp. 423-460, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700); New South Wales, Parliament, The New South Wales Parliamentary Record: Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly, 1824-1999, vol. VI, pp. 7-15, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales, 1999).