South Australian state election, 1924

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South Australian state election, 1924
South Australia
1921 ←
5 April 1924 (1924-04-05) → 1927

All 46 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly
24 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  JohnGunn.jpg Henry Barwell.jpg
Leader John Gunn Henry Barwell
Party Labor Liberal Federation
Leader since 1918 8 August 1920
Leader's seat Adelaide Stanley
Last election 16 seats 25 seats
Seats won 27 seats 17 seats
Seat change Increase11 Decrease8
Percentage 48.35% 41.70%
Swing Increase3.73 Increase6.80

Premier before election

Henry Barwell
Liberal Federation

Elected Premier

John Gunn
Labor

State elections were held in Australia on 5 April 1924. All 46 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly were up for election. The incumbent Liberal Federation government led by Premier of South Australia Henry Barwell was defeated by 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 62.71% (Non-CV) — Informal N/A
  Party Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Australian Labor Party 192,256 48.35 +3.73 27 +11
  Liberal Federation 165,802 41.70 +6.80 17 -8
  Country Party 35,551 8.94 * 2 *
  Independent 1,827 0.46 -3.10 0 0
  Other 2,176 0.55 +0.55
  Total 397,612     46
  Australian Labor Party WIN 27 +11
  Liberal Federation 17 -8
  • Four ALP seats were won uncontested.

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