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Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 9 April 1921


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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)
9 April 1921

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

Government in office after election

Premier's party affiliation
Liberal 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
272,022
Number of Assembly seats
46
Number of uncontested seats
2
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
6,934
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
265,088
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
169,051
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
63.77%
Total valid votes
401,845
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
Not applicable
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
2,014
Electoral system
Adult 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 9 April 1921
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  179,308  44.62  -0.07  16  34.78 
Liberal Party  140,229  34.90  25  54.35 
Progressive Country Party  51,603  12.84  2.17 
Farmers and Settlers Party  16,417  4.09  -0.18  8.70 
Independents  14,288  3.56  -0.28     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 -1.36       
Totals 401,845  100.00    46  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 3 member and 2 member districts and the electoral system permitted voters to cast more that one vote. Government in office at election: Barwell replaced Peake as premier of a Liberal government on 8 April 1920.

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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