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Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 2 April 1910


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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)
2 April 1910

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
Liberal Union
House of Assembly support for government at election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

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

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
183,418
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
183,418
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
130,294
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
71.04%
Total valid votes
403,159
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
Not applicable
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
2,124
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 2 April 1910
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 Union  199,915  49.59  20  47.62 
Australian Labor Party  197,935  49.10  22  52.38 
Votes for other than listed parties 5,309 1.32 +1.32       
Totals 403,159  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: The Peake Liberal minority government replaced the Price Labor /Liberal coalition government on 5 June 1909. Some conservative MHAs joined the Peake Liberal Union to form a majority government on 22 December 1909. Government after election: Verran Labor government did not take office until 3 June 1910 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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