1924 South Australian state election

State elections were held in South Australia on 5 April 1924. All 46 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly were up for election. The incumbent Liberal Federation government led by Premier of South Australia Henry Barwell was defeated by the opposition Australian Labor Party led by Leader of the Opposition John Gunn. Each district elected multiple members, with voters casting multiple votes.

The Farmers and Settlers Association became known as the Country Party from this election.

South Australian state election, 1924

5 April 1924

All 46 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly
24 seats were needed for a majority
  JohnGunn Henry Barwell
Leader John Gunn Henry Barwell
Party Labor Liberal Federation
Leader since 1918 8 August 1920
Leader's seat Adelaide Stanley
Last election 16 seats 25 seats
Seats won 27 seats 17 seats
Seat change Increase11 Decrease8
Percentage 48.35% 41.70%
Swing Increase3.73 Increase6.80

Premier before election

Henry Barwell
Liberal Federation

Elected Premier

John Gunn
Labor

Results

South Australian state election, 5 April 1924[1]
House of Assembly
<< 19211927 >>

Enrolled voters 289,843
Votes cast 161,165 Turnout 62.71% -1.06%
Informal votes 1,774 Informal N/A
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 192,256 48.35% +3.73% 27 + 11
  Liberal Federation 165,802 41.70% +6.80% 17 - 8
  Country 35,551 8.94% +4.85% 2 - 2
  Protestant Labor 10,560 2.08% +2.08% 1 + 1
  Single Tax League 1,923 0.40% –0.20% 0 ± 0
  Independent 20,720 5.10% +4.60% 1 + 1
Total 507,320     46  

See also

References

  1. ^ "Summary of 1924 Election". University of Western Australia. Retrieved 7 July 2015.

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