South Australian state election, 1902

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South Australian state election, 1902
South Australia
1899 ←
3 May 1902 (1902-05-03) → 1905

All 42 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly
22 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  JohnJenkins.jpg No image.svg Thomas Price (Australian politician).jpg
Leader John Jenkins unknown Thomas Price
Party Liberal Conservative Labor
Leader since 15 May 1901 - 1899
Leader's seat Sturt - Sturt
Last election 14 seats 28 seats 11 seats
Seats won 12 seats 19 seats 5 seats
Seat change Decrease2 Decrease9 Decrease6
Percentage 24.26% 27.25% 19.09%
Swing Increase2.28 Decrease6.45 Decrease6.35

Premier before election

John Jenkins
Liberal

Elected Premier

John Jenkins
Liberal

State elections were held in Australia on 3 May 1902. All 42 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly were up for election. The House had a reduction of 12 seats compared to the previous election. The incumbent liberal government led by Premier of South Australia John Jenkins in an informal coalition with the conservatives defeated the United Labor Party led by Thomas Price. Each district elected multiple members, with voters casting multiple votes.

House of Assembly (FPTP) — Turnout 60.34% (Non-CV) — Informal N/A
  Party Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Conservatives 69,275 27.25 -6.45 19 -9
  Liberals 61,664 24.26 +2.28 12 -2
  United Labor Party 48,515 19.09 -6.35 5 -6
  Independent Liberals 33,275 13.09 * 4 *
  Unidentified 30,928 12.17 -3.37 0 0
  Independent 10,542 4.15 +0.79 2 +2
  Other 0 0.00
  Total 254,199     42 -12
  Liberal/Conservative coalition WIN 31 *
  Labor 5 *

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