South Australian state election, 1950

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South Australian state election, 1950
South Australia
1947 ←
4 March 1950 (1950-03-04) → 1953

All 39 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly
20 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Playford portrait 38.jpg No image.svg
Leader Thomas Playford Mick O'Halloran
Party Liberal and Country League Labor
Leader since 5 November 1938 10 October 1949
Leader's seat Gumeracha Frome
Last election 23 seats 13 seats
Seats won 23 seats 12 seats
Seat change Steady0 Decrease1
Percentage 51.3% 48.7%

Premier before election

Thomas Playford
Liberal and Country League

Elected Premier

Thomas Playford
Liberal and Country League

State elections were held in Australia on 4 March 1950. All 39 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly were up for election. The incumbent Liberal and Country League led by Premier of South Australia Thomas Playford IV defeated the Australian Labor Party led by Leader of the Opposition Mick O'Halloran.

House of Assembly (IRV) — Turnout 93.15% (CV) — Informal 3.33%
  Party Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Australian Labor Party 134,952 48.09 -0.55 12 -1
  Liberal and Country League 113,673 40.51 +0.12 23 0
  Communist Party of Australia 3,749 1.34 -1.63 0 0
  Independent 28,265 10.07 +3.87 4 +1
  Other 0 0.00 0 0
  Total 280,639     39
  Liberal and Country League WIN 51.30 * 23 0
  Australian Labor Party 48.70 * 12 -1
  • Ten LCL, three ALP, and one independent seats were won uncontested. The primary vote was counted on seats contested, while the two-party vote was estimated for all seats.

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