Election held on 17 June 1950
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||753,268||46.75||+0.80||46||1||48.94|
|Votes for other than listed parties||0||0.00||-0.45|
* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.
Government in office after election: The results of the election left the Australian Labor Party two seats short of a majority in the assembly but McGirr remained in office as leader of a minority Labor government with the support of the two Independent Labor Party members.
Independent Labor Party: Several former Labor members of the legislative assembly contested the election under the banner of an Independent Labor Party because they had been expelled from the Australian Labor Party for breaking party rules, or had lost preselection for their seats; see Clune, '1950', pp. 278-282 (see 'Reference', below).
Reference: For a comprehensive survey of this election and the preceding period, see David Clune, '1950', 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. 269-295, (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).