ID 0394

Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 8 March 1947


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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)
8 March 1947

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

Government in office after election

Premier's party affiliation
Liberal and Country League
House of Assembly support for government after election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
418,308
Number of Assembly seats
39
Number of uncontested seats
13
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
112,249
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
306,059
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
285,765
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
93.37%
Total valid votes
275,399
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.63%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Universal franchise at 21 years, single member districts, preferential voting (AV)


South Australia, House of Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 8 March 1947
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  133,959  48.64  +6.12  13  33.33 
Liberal & Country League  111,216  40.38  -5.46  23  58.97 
Independents  17,083  6.20  -0.43  7.69 
Communist Party  8,178  2.97  +0.90     
Independent Labor  4,963  1.80  -0.45     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 275,399  100.00    39  13  100.00 


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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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