|Election||Premier at election||Premier's party||Premier after election||Premier's party|
|NSW 10 May 1941||Alexander Mair||United Australia Party||William John McKell||Australian Labor Party|
Defeat in parliament (Stevens): Beginning of Mair's period in office; 'In July 1939 [Eric] Spooner resigned from the ministry in protest against its financial policy and what he regarded as Bruxner's [deputy premier and leader of the Country Party] undue influence. He subsequently moved a motion critical of Stevens's policy which Stevens treated as a motion of censure. It was carried 43-41 on 3 August; five government supporters were overseas or ill, but ten UAP members and the Independent member voted with Labor. Neither Spooner or Lang had the numbers to form an alternative ministry; when Stevens resigned he advised the Governor to call upon Mair. Mair then formed a coalition with Bruxner', Hughes and Graham, p. 76, (see 'Sources', below).
Loss of election (Mair): See David Clune, '1941', in Michael Hogan and David Clune (editors), The People's Choice: Electoral Politics in 20th Century New South Wales, vol. 2 (1930-1965), pp. 167-201, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907404).
References: For an analysis of the role of Premier in New South Wales, see David Clune and Ken Turner, 'Introduction: The Changing Role of the Premier in the 20th Century', pp. 1-14, in Clune and Turner vol. 2 (see, 'Sources', below).
For a survey of Mair's political career, see Gilbert van der Jagt, 'Alexander Mair', in Clune and Turner, vol. 2, pp. 237-248 (see 'Sources', below), and Peter Ewer and Peter Spearritt, 'Mair, Alexander (1889-1969)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Searle (general editors), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, pp. 385-386, (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1996, ISBN 0522843271).
David Clune and Ken Turner (editors), The Premiers of New South Wales, vol. 2, (1901-2005), (Sydney: Federation Press, 2006, ISBN 186287551); Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, pp. 57-85, (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. 246-308, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales, 1999). In consulting these sources, note the difference between ministries and periods in office.