South Australian state election, 1896

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
South Australian state election, 1896
South Australia
1893 ←
25 April 1896 (1896-04-25) → 1899

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 No image.svg
Leader Charles Kingston John McPherson unknown
Party Liberal Labor Conservative
Leader since 1893 1891 -
Leader's seat West Adelaide East Adelaide -
Last election 23 seats 10 seats 21 seats
Seats won 15 seats 12 seats 21 seats
Seat change Decrease8 Increase2 Steady0
Percentage 20.50% 24.29% 31.14%
Swing Decrease10.24 Increase5.53 Increase9.27

Premier before election

Charles Kingston
Liberal

Elected Premier

Charles Kingston
Liberal

State elections were held in Australia on 25 April 1896. All 54 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly were up for election. The incumbent liberal government led by Premier of South Australia Charles Kingston in an informal coalition with the United Labor Party led by John McPherson defeated the conservative opposition. Each district elected multiple members, with voters casting multiple votes. The election was held concurrently with Australia's first referendum, was the first Australian parliamentary election in which women could vote, and was the first in the world where women were permitted to run for office.[1]

House of Assembly (FPTP) — Turnout 66.30% (Non-CV) — Informal N/A
  Party Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Conservatives 50,127 31.14 +9.27 21 0
  United Labor Party 39,107 24.29 +5.53 12 +2
  Liberals 33,002 20.50 -10.24 15 -8
  Independent Liberals 5,855 3.64 * 4 *
  Unidentified 23,654 14.69 -10.35 0 0
  Independent 9,238 5.74 +2.15 2 +2
  Other 0 0.00
  Total 160,983     54
  Liberal/Labor coalition WIN 27 -6
  Conservatives 21 0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "South Australian Referenda". State Electoral Office - South Australia. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 

References[edit]