South Australian state election, 1905

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South Australian state election, 1905
South Australia
1902 ←
27 May 1905 (1905-05-27) → 1906

All 42 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly
22 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Thomas Price (Australian politician).jpg Sir Richard Butler (Australia).jpg No image.svg
Leader Thomas Price Richard Butler unknown
Party Labor Conservative Liberal
Leader since 1899 1 March 1905 -
Leader's seat Sturt Yatala -
Last election 5 seats 19 seats 12 seats
Seats won 15 seats - -
Seat change Increase10 - -
Percentage 41.29% - -
Swing Increase22.21 - -

Premier before election

Richard Butler
Conservative

Elected Premier

Thomas Price
Labor

State elections were held in Australia on 27 May 1905. All 42 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly were up for election. The incumbent conservative government led by Premier of South Australia Richard Butler in an informal coalition with the liberals was defeated by the United Labor Party led by Leader of the Opposition Thomas Price. Each district elected multiple members, with voters casting multiple votes. After the election, Price forced Butler to resign with the support of eight liberals.

House of Assembly (FPTP) — Turnout 61.19% (Non-CV) — Informal N/A
  Party Votes % Swing Seats Change
  United Labor Party 148,550 41.29 +22.21 15 +10
  Anti-Reform Party 118,571 32.96 * 10 *
  Franchise Reform Party 77,211 21.46 * 14 *
  Ministerialists (Labor-Liberal) 11,655 3.24 * 2 *
  Independent 3,779 1.05 -3.10 1 -1
  Other 0 0.00
  Total 359,766     42

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