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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in South Australia

(for more information on this election see national summary for the House of Representatives)

Election of 9 December 1961

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House of Representatives votes and seats won in South Australia

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Election held on 9 December 1961
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  253,225  52.14  +4.62  54.55 
Liberal Party  195,341  40.22  -4.70  45.45 
Democratic Labor Party  31,457  6.48  +0.43     
Votes for other than listed parties 5,660 1.17 -0.36       
Totals 485,683  100.00    11  100.00 

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Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, Canberra; Australian National University Press, 1968 (SBN 708102700); Gerard Newman, Federal Election Results 1949-2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information and Research Services, Research Paper 9 2001-02, 2002 (ISSN 1328 7478), online here.