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Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 15 April 1893


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General election for the House of Assembly
South Australia
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day)
15 April 1893

Government in office and parliamentary support before and after the election

Government in office at election

Premier in office at date of election. (check notes to see if change of Premier since previous election)
Premier's party affiliation
Conservative Party
House of Assembly support for government at election
Minority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

Premier's party affiliation
Liberal Party
House of Assembly support for government after election
Minority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
73,616
Number of Assembly seats
54
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
73,616
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
49,397
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
67.10%
Total valid votes
87,701
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
Not applicable
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
649
Electoral system
Male franchise at 21 years, multimember districts, first past the post (plurality) voting


South Australia, House of Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 15 April 1893
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 %
Liberal Party  26,960  30.74  23  42.59 
Conservative Party  19,179  21.87  21  38.89 
Australian Labor Party  16,458  18.77  10  18.52 
Independents  3,143  3.58     
Votes for other than listed parties 21,961 25.04 +25.04       
Totals 87,701  100.00    54  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.

Notes

Polling dates:15 April, 19 April (Flinders, Frome, Newcastle), 6 May (Northern Territory). Electoral districts returned 2 members and the electoral system permitted voters to cast more that one vote. Government in office at election: Playford replaced Cockburn as premier of a ministerialist minority government on 19 August 1890, and Holder replaced Playford as premier of a ministerialist minority government on 21 June 1892. The Downer Conservative minority government replaced the Holder ministerialist minority government on 15 October 1892. Government after election: The Kingston Liberal minority government did not take office until 16 June 1893 after the Assembly met for the first time.

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); slightly different figures are provided by Dean Jaensch, Election Statistics of Colonial South Australia, Bedford Park, SA: Australasian Political Studies Association, APSA monograph No.14, 1974 (ISBN 0959924612).