ID 0404

Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 12 July 1975


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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)
12 July 1975

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

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
771,414
Number of Assembly seats
47
Number of uncontested seats
0
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
771,414
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
721,770
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
93.56%
Total valid votes
693,985
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.85%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Universal franchise (at 18 years from 1973), single member districts, preferential voting (AV), compulsory preferences, compulsory voting


South Australia, House of Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 12 July 1975
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  321,481  46.32  -5.20  23  48.94 
Liberal Party  218,820  31.53  20  42.55 
Liberal Movement  126,820  18.27  4.26 
Country Party  19,208  2.77  -1.18  2.13 
Independents  6,281  0.91  -3.41  2.13 
Votes for other than listed parties 1,375 0.20 -0.23       
Totals 693,985  100.00    47  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, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1975-1984, Rushcutters Bay, NSW: Australian National University Press, 1986 (ISBN 0 08 033038 X).

There are small discrepancies in calculating the total valid vote given by Hughes (1986), and differences between these figures and those given by Jaensch (1986).



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