ID 0377

Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 25 April 1896

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South Australia, House of Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 25 April 1896
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 %
Conservative Party  50,127  31.14  +9.27  21  38.89 
Australian Labor Party  39,107  24.29  +5.53  12  22.22 
Liberal Party  33,002  20.50  -10.24  15  27.78 
Independents  9,238  5.74  +2.15  3.70 
Independent Liberal  5,855  3.64  7.41 
Votes for other than listed parties 23,654 14.69 -10.35       
Totals 160,983  100.00    54  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.


Polling dates: 25 April, 2 May (Northern Territory) Electoral districts returned 2 members and the electoral system permitted voters to cast more that one vote.


Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, Canberra; Australian National University Press, 1968 (SBN 708102700); slightly different figures are provided by Dean Jaensch, Election Statistics of Colonial South Australia, Bedford Park, SA: Australasian Political Studies Association, APSA monograph No.14, 1974 (ISBN 0959924612).