South Australian state election, 1893

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South Australian state election, 1893
South Australia
1890 ←
15 April 1893 (1893-04-15) → 1896

All 54 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly
28 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Charles Kingston.jpg JAMcPherson.JPG John Downer (Australian politician).jpg
Leader Charles Kingston John McPherson John Downer
Party Liberal Labor Conservative
Leader since 1893 1891 -
Leader's seat West Adelaide East Adelaide Barossa
Seats won 23 seats 10 seats 21 seats
Percentage 30.74% 18.77% 21.87%

Premier before election

John Downer
Conservative

Elected Premier

Charles Kingston
Liberal

Elections were held in the colony of South Australia on 15 April 1893. All 54 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly were up for election.

The incumbent conservative government led by Premier of South Australia John Downer was defeated by the Liberal opposition led by Charles Kingston, with the support of the United Labor Party led by John McPherson who formed an informal coalition. Each district elected multiple members, with voters casting multiple votes. This was the first election in which parties and increasingly solid groupings were formed.

House of Assembly (FPTP) — Turnout 67.10% (Non-CV) — Informal N/A
  Party Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Liberals 26,960 30.74 * 23 *
  Conservatives 19,179 21.87 * 21 *
  United Labor Party 16,458 18.77 * 10 *
  Unidentified 21,961 25.04 * 0 *
  Independent 3,143 3.58 * 0 *
  Other 0 0.00
  Total 87,701     54
  Liberal/Labor coalition WIN 33 *
  Conservatives 21 *

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