ID 0395

Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 4 March 1950


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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)
4 March 1950

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
437,832
Number of Assembly seats
39
Number of uncontested seats
14
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
126,174
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
311,658
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
290,306
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
93.15%
Total valid votes
280,639
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.33%
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 4 March 1950
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  134,952  48.09  -0.55  12  30.77 
Liberal & Country League  113,673  40.51  +0.12  23  10  58.97 
Independents  28,265  10.07  +3.87  10.26 
Communist Party  3,749  1.34  -1.63     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 280,639  100.00    39  14  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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