South Australian state election, 1921

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South Australian state election, 1921
South Australia
1918 ←
9 April 1921 (1921-04-09)
→ 1924

All 46 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly
24 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Henry Barwell.jpg JohnGunn.jpg
Leader Henry Barwell John Gunn
Party Liberal Union Labor
Leader since 8 August 1920 1918
Leader's seat Stanley Adelaide
Last election - 17 seats
Seats won 25 seats 16 seats
Seat change - Decrease1
Percentage 34.90% 44.62%
Swing - Decrease0.07

Premier before election

Henry Barwell
Liberal Union

Elected Premier

Henry Barwell
Liberal Union

State elections were held in Australia on 9 April 1921. 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 Henry Barwell defeated the opposition Australian Labor Party led by Leader of the Opposition John Gunn. Each district elected multiple members, with voters casting multiple votes.

House of Assembly (FPTP) — Turnout 63.77% (Non-CV) — Informal N/A
  Party Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Australian Labor Party 179,308 44.62 -0.07 16 -1
  Liberal Union 140,229 34.90 * 25 *
  Progressive Country Party 51,603 12.84 * 1 *
  Farmers and Settlers Party 16,417 4.09 -0.18 4 +3
  Independent 14,288 3.56 -0.28 0 0
  Other 0 0
  Total 401,845     46
  Liberal Union WIN 25 *
  Australian Labor Party 16 -1
  • Two Liberal Union seats were won uncontested.

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