Election held on 14 February 1953
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'
|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||852,276||55.03||+8.28||57||9||60.64|
|Votes for other than listed parties||0||0.00||0.00|
* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.
Premier in office at election: There had been a change of Premier since the previous election; on 3 April 1952 '...an ailing and discredited James McGirr resigned as Premier.... Caucus elected John Joseph Cahill as his successor', Clune, '1953', pp. 299 (see 'Reference', below). Cahill became premier of a minority Labor government with the continuing support of the two Independent Labor Party members; see Clune, '1953', pp. 303-304 (see 'Reference', below).
Premier after election: Cahill led the Australian Labor Party to a resounding victory with a clear majority of votes and almost two thirds of the seats.
Reference: For a comprehensive survey of this election and the preceding period, see David Clune, '1953', in Michael Hogan and David Clune (editors), The People's Choice: Electoral Politics in 20th Century New South Wales, vol. 2 (1930 to 1965), pp. 297-322, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907404).
Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, pp. 423-460, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700); New South Wales, Parliament, The New South Wales Parliamentary Record: Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly, 1824-1999, vol. VI, pp. 7-15, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales, 1999).