South Australian state election, 1915

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South Australian state election, 1915
South Australia
1912 ←
27 March 1915 (1915-03-27)
→ 1918

All 46 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly
24 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  CrawfordVaughan.jpg Archibald Peake.jpg
Leader Crawford Vaughan Archibald Peake
Party Labor Liberal Union
Leader since 1913 5 June 1909
Leader's seat Sturt Alexandra
Last election 16 seats 24 seats
Seats won 26 seats 20 seats
Seat change Increase10 Decrease4
Percentage 45.90% 51.58%
Swing Decrease0.88 Increase0.17

Premier before election

Archibald Peake
Liberal Union

Elected Premier

Crawford Vaughan
Labor

State elections were held in Australia on 27 March 1915. All 46 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly were up for election. The incumbent Liberal Union government led by Premier of South Australia Archibald Peake was defeated by the opposition Australian Labor Party led by Leader of the Opposition Crawford Vaughan. Each district elected multiple members, with voters casting multiple votes.

House of Assembly (FPTP) — Turnout 75.21% (Non-CV) — Informal N/A
  Party Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Liberal Union 171,993 51.58 +0.17 20 -4
  Australian Labor Party 153,034 45.90 -0.88 26 +10
  Independent 8,405 2.52 +0.71 0 0
  Other 0 0
  Total 333,432     46 +6
  Australian Labor Party WIN 26 +10
  Liberal Union 20 -4
  • Eleven ALP seats were won uncontested.

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