South Australian state election, 1918

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South Australian state election, 1918
South Australia
1915 ←
6 April 1918 (1918-04-06) → 1921

All 46 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly
24 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Archibald Peake.jpg AAKirkpatrick.JPG
Leader Archibald Peake Andrew Kirkpatrick
Party Liberal Union Labor
Leader since 5 June 1909 14 July 1917
Leader's seat Alexandra Central No. 1
Last election - 26 seats
Seats won 28 seats 17 seats
Seat change - Decrease9
Percentage 45.85% 44.69%
Swing - Decrease1.20

Premier before election

Archibald Peake
Liberal Union

Elected Premier

Archibald Peake
Liberal Union

State elections were held in Australia on 6 April 1918. 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 defeated the opposition Australian Labor Party led by Leader of the Opposition Andrew Kirkpatrick. Each district elected multiple members, with voters casting multiple votes. The Crawford Vaughan Labor government fell in July 1917 after the ALP split over conscription, which was replaced by a Peake Liberal minority government. This was replaced by the Peake Liberal-Nationalist coalition majority government in August 1917.

House of Assembly (FPTP) — Turnout 51.87% (Non-CV) — Informal N/A
  Party Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Liberal Union/Nationalist coalition 148,856 45.85 * 28 *
  Australian Labor Party 145,093 44.69 -1.20 17 -9
  Farmers and Settlers 13,844 4.26 * 1 *
  Independent 12,454 3.84 +1.32 0 0
  Other 4,400 1.36 *
  Total 324,647     46
  Liberal Union/Nationalist coalition WIN 28 *
  Australian Labor Party 17 -9

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