ID 0396

Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 7 March 1953


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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)
7 March 1953

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
449,630
Number of Assembly seats
39
Number of uncontested seats
9
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
95,357
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
354,273
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
336,592
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.01%
Total valid votes
326,721
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.93%
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 7 March 1953
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  166,106  50.84  +2.75  15  38.46 
Liberal & Country League  119,106  36.45  -4.05  20  51.28 
Independents  36,271  11.10  +1.03  10.26 
Votes for other than listed parties 5,238 1.60 +1.60       
Totals 326,721  100.00    39  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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