ID 0380

Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 27 May 1905


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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)
27 May 1905

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
Ministerialists (Labor-Liberal)
House of Assembly support for government at election
Minority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

Premier in office after election.
Premier's party affiliation
Ministerialists (Labor-Liberal)
House of Assembly support for government after election
Coalition Minority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)
Australian Labor Party

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
187,242
Number of Assembly seats
42
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
187,242
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
114,576
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
61.19%
Total valid votes
359,766
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
Not applicable
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
1,686
Electoral system
Universal 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 27 May 1905
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  148,550  41.29  +22.21  15  35.71 
Anti - Reform Party  118,571  32.96  10  23.81 
Franchise Reform Party  77,211  21.46  14  33.33 
Ministerialists (Labor-Liberal)  11,655  3.24  4.76 
Independents  3,779  1.05  -3.10  2.38 
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 -12.17       
Totals 359,766  100.00    42  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

Electoral districts were divided into 5 member, 4 member, 3 member and 2 member districts and the electoral system permitted voters to cast more that one vote. Government in office at election: On 4 July 1904 a Liberal Conservative coalition majority government was formed under Jenkins, and was replaced by the Bulter Conservative minority government on 1 March 1905 Government after election: The Price Labor / Liberal coalition government did not take office until 26 July 1905 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).



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