ID 0389

Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 5 April 1930


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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)
5 April 1930

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
Coalition
If coalition, coalition partner(s)
Country Party

Government 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
325,244
Number of Assembly seats
46
Number of uncontested seats
4
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
13,001
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
312,243
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
222,819
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
71.36%
Total valid votes
210,104
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
5.71%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Universal franchise at 21 years, multimember districts, contingent voting (see notes)


South Australia, House of Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 5 April 1930
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  102,194  48.64  +0.65  30  65.22 
Liberal Party  74,930  35.66  13  28.26 
Country Party  14,555  6.93  4.35 
Independent Labor  5,944  2.83     
Independents  4,876  2.32  -2.14     
Independent Protestant Labor Party  4,132  1.97  -0.11     
Single Tax Party  2,777  1.32  2.17 
Votes for other than listed parties 696 0.33 +0.33       
Totals 210,104  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.

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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