Electoral results for the Division of Adelaide

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This is a list of electoral results for the Division of Adelaide in Australian federal elections from the division's creation in 1903 until the present.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Charles Kingston Protectionist 1903–1908
  Ernest Roberts Labor 1908–1913
  George Edwin Yates Labor 1914–1919
  Reginald Blundell Nationalist 1919–1922
  George Edwin Yates Labor 1922–1931
  Fred Stacey United Australia 1931–1943
  Cyril Chambers Labor 1943–1957
  Independent 1957–1958
  Labor 1958–1958
  Joe Sexton Labor 1958–1966
  Andrew Jones Liberal 1966–1969
  Chris Hurford Labor 1969–1988
  Mike Pratt Liberal 1988–1990
  Bob Catley Labor 1990–1993
  Trish Worth Liberal 1993–2004
  Kate Ellis Labor 2004–2019
  Steve Georganas Labor 2019–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

2019[edit]

2019 Australian federal election: Adelaide[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Steve Georganas 43,163 40.27 +1.20
Liberal Shaun Osborn 38,753 36.16 +3.60
Greens Barbara Pocock 16,853 15.72 +5.75
United Australia Antonio Rea 3,479 3.25 +3.25
Animal Justice Deanna Kangas 2,894 2.70 +1.23
Democrats Chris James 2,039 1.90 +1.90
Total formal votes 107,181 96.30 +0.18
Informal votes 4,118 3.70 −0.18
Turnout 111,299 91.52 +1.73
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Steve Georganas 62,362 58.18 −0.12
Liberal Shaun Osborn 44,819 41.82 +0.12
Labor hold Swing −0.12

2016[edit]

2016 Australian federal election: Adelaide[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Colovic 34,809 36.43 −5.63
Labor Kate Ellis 34,325 35.93 −6.33
Xenophon Joe Hill 12,283 12.86 +12.86
Greens Sophie Guy 9,973 10.44 +0.32
Family First Adrian Rivish 1,832 1.92 −0.45
Animal Justice Matt Tidswell 1,292 1.35 +1.35
Liberal Democrats Tyrone Lock 1,030 1.08 +1.08
Total formal votes 95,544 96.84 +0.80
Informal votes 3,118 3.16 −0.80
Turnout 98,662 90.34 −2.13
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Kate Ellis 52,219 54.65 +0.70
Liberal David Colovic 43,325 45.35 −0.70
Labor hold Swing +0.70

2013[edit]

2013 Australian federal election: Adelaide[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Kate Ellis 38,650 42.26 −1.52
Liberal Carmen Garcia 38,463 42.06 +4.31
Greens Ruth Beach 9,251 10.12 −3.50
Family First Peter Lee 2,169 2.37 +0.18
Palmer United Vincent Scali 1,943 2.12 +2.12
Socialist Alliance Liah Lazarou 980 1.07 +0.18
Total formal votes 91,456 96.04 +0.86
Informal votes 3,770 3.96 −0.86
Turnout 95,226 92.47 −0.61
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Kate Ellis 49,338 53.95 −3.57
Liberal Carmen Garcia 42,118 46.05 +3.57
Labor hold Swing −3.57

2010[edit]

2010 Australian federal election: Adelaide[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Kate Ellis 38,162 43.89 -4.37
Liberal Luke Westley 32,673 37.57 -0.86
Greens Ruth Beach 11,901 13.69 +3.94
Family First Suzanne Neal 1,900 2.18 +0.15
Democrats Marie Nicholls 819 0.94 -0.59
Socialist Alliance Gemma Weedall 786 0.90 +0.90
Liberal Democrats Christopher Steele 716 0.82 +0.82
Total formal votes 86,957 95.19 -1.70
Informal votes 4,394 4.81 +1.70
Turnout 91,351 92.72 -1.87
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Kate Ellis 50,164 57.69 -0.84
Liberal Luke Westley 36,793 42.31 +0.84
Labor hold Swing -0.84

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

2007[edit]

2007 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Kate Ellis 42,774 48.26 +6.34
Liberal Tracy Marsh 34,056 38.43 −6.86
Greens Peter Solly 8,641 9.75 +1.76
Family First Dennis Slape 1,801 2.03 −0.03
Democrats Sandy Biar 1,353 1.53 −0.06
Total formal votes 88,625 96.89 +1.29
Informal votes 2,840 3.11 −1.29
Turnout 91,465 94.56 +0.94
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Kate Ellis 51,868 58.53 +7.20
Liberal Tracy Marsh 36,757 41.47 −7.20
Labor hold Swing +7.20

2004[edit]

2004 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Trish Worth 38,530 45.29 +0.82
Labor Kate Ellis 35,666 41.92 +5.50
Greens Jake Bugden 6,794 7.99 +2.02
Family First Peter Robins 1,753 2.06 +2.06
Democrats Richard Pascoe 1,355 1.59 −9.30
Independent Amanda Barlow 978 1.15 +1.15
Total formal votes 85,076 95.60 +0.66
Informal votes 3,920 4.40 −0.66
Turnout 88,996 93.62 −1.09
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Kate Ellis 43,671 51.33 +1.95
Liberal Trish Worth 41,405 48.67 −1.95
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +1.95

2001[edit]

2001 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Trish Worth 34,258 44.20 +0.80
Labor Tim Stanley 28,732 37.07 −0.08
Democrats Sue Mann 8,255 10.65 +0.93
Greens Lynne Osborn 4,638 5.98 +2.82
One Nation Lee Peacock 1,630 2.10 −3.34
Total formal votes 77,513 94.91 −0.70
Informal votes 4,156 5.09 +0.70
Turnout 81,669 94.81
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Trish Worth 38,928 50.22 −0.43
Labor Tim Stanley 38,585 49.78 +0.43
Liberal hold Swing −0.43

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

1998[edit]

1998 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Trish Worth 32,173 43.41 −4.48
Labor Karen Hannon 27,756 37.45 −0.29
Democrats Tyron Beard 7,077 9.55 +1.33
One Nation Suzanne Ramsey 3,837 5.18 +5.18
Greens Mark Moran 2,518 3.40 +0.64
Independent Rita Hunt 462 0.62 +0.62
Natural Law Vladimir Lorenzon 287 0.39 −0.05
Total formal votes 74,110 95.54 +0.23
Informal votes 3,458 4.46 −0.23
Turnout 77,568 94.41 −0.13
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Trish Worth 37,731 50.91 −2.58
Labor Karen Hannon 36,379 49.09 +2.58
Liberal hold Swing −2.58

1996[edit]

1996 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Trish Worth 35,285 47.89 +3.07
Labor Gail Gago 27,802 37.74 −3.38
Democrats Mark Andrews 6,052 8.21 −0.22
Greens Tim Graham 2,028 2.75 +2.75
Independent Dan Carey 1,142 1.55 +1.55
Grey Power Barbara Fraser 542 0.74 +0.74
Natural Law Peter Fenwick 322 0.44 −1.54
Independent Jane Manifold 305 0.41 +0.41
Independent David Bidstrup 194 0.26 −0.12
Total formal votes 73,672 95.31 −0.55
Informal votes 3,623 4.69 +0.55
Turnout 77,295 94.55 +1.18
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Trish Worth 39,182 53.50 +2.18
Labor Gail Gago 34,062 46.50 −2.18
Liberal hold Swing +2.18

1993[edit]

1993 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Trish Worth 34,296 44.82 +3.71
Labor Bob Catley 31,459 41.11 +1.70
Democrats Matthew Mitchell 6,451 8.43 −5.91
Independent Jack King 1,624 2.12 +2.12
Natural Law Peter Fenwick 1,514 1.98 +1.98
Adam Hanieh 558 0.73 +0.73
Independent Chris Matuhina 318 0.42 +0.42
Independent David Bidstrup 295 0.39 +0.39
Total formal votes 76,515 95.86 −0.30
Informal votes 3,304 4.14 +0.30
Turnout 79,819 93.37
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Trish Worth 39,188 51.31 +3.15
Labor Bob Catley 37,181 48.69 −3.15
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +3.15

1990[edit]

1990 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bob Catley 27,422 40.5 −8.4
Liberal Mike Pratt 26,953 39.8 +4.3
Democrats Peter Mann 9,197 13.6 +4.5
Greens Keith Oehme 1,878 2.8 +2.8
Call to Australia Cathryn Linedale 1,123 1.7 +1.7
Independent Jean Booth 1,100 1.6 +1.6
Total formal votes 67,673 96.1
Informal votes 2,771 3.9
Turnout 70,444 95.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bob Catley 36,267 53.7 −2.8
Liberal Mike Pratt 31,273 46.3 +2.8
Labor gain from Liberal Swing −2.8

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

1988 Adelaide by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Mike Pratt 26,777 44.4 +8.9
Labor Don Farrell 22,897 38.0 −10.9
Democrats Ian McLeish 7,097 11.8 +2.7
Independent Bronwyn Mewett 1,408 2.3 +2.3
National Bryan Stokes 1,000 1.7 −3.4
Independent Michael Brander 409 0.9 +0.9
Independent John Litten 367 0.6 +0.6
Unite Australia Dorothy McGregor-Dey 218 0.4 +0.4
Independent Peter Consandine 104 0.2 +0.2
Total formal votes 60,277 96.1
Informal votes 2,432 3.9
Turnout 62,709 88.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Mike Pratt 31,195 51.9 +8.4
Labor Don Farrell 28,967 48.2 −8.4
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +8.4

1987[edit]

1987 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Chris Hurford 31,572 48.9 −6.4
Liberal Peter Panagaris 22,943 35.5 −0.3
Democrats Chris Wurm 5,857 9.1 +2.2
National Bryan Stokes 3,287 5.1 +4.4
Communist Graham Smith 535 0.8 +0.8
Unite Australia Charles Shahin 368 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 64,562 92.4
Informal votes 5,320 7.6
Turnout 69,882 92.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Hurford 36,468 56.5 −3.5
Liberal Peter Panagaris 28,056 43.4 +3.5
Labor hold Swing −3.5

1984[edit]

1984 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Chris Hurford 34,960 55.3 +1.8
Liberal Jenni London 22,650 35.8 −0.9
Democrats Andrew Sickerdick 4,383 6.9 +0.3
Independent Mark Thiel 479 0.8 +0.8
National Bryan Stokes 434 0.7 +0.7
Independent John Buik 284 0.5 −2.2
Total formal votes 63,190 90.0
Informal votes 7,031 10.0
Turnout 70,221 94.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Hurford 37,894 60.0 −0.3
Liberal Jenni London 25,290 40.0 +0.3
Labor hold Swing −0.3

1983[edit]

1983 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Chris Hurford 39,134 55.8 +3.7
Liberal Barry James 24,156 34.4 −1.8
Democrats Eileen Farmer 4,604 6.6 −5.1
Independent John Buik 1,894 2.7 +2.7
Socialist Workers Paul Petit 385 0.5 +0.5
Total formal votes 70,173 96.8
Informal votes 2,314 3.2
Turnout 72,487 93.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Hurford 62.6 +4.1
Liberal Barry James 37.4 −4.1
Labor hold Swing +4.1

1980[edit]

1980 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Chris Hurford 36,124 52.1 +1.2
Liberal Peter Camm 25,057 36.2 −2.1
Democrats Peter Adamson 8,109 11.7 +0.9
Total formal votes 69,290 97.2
Informal votes 2,008 2.8
Turnout 71,298 94.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Hurford 58.5 +2.2
Liberal Peter Camm 41.5 −2.2
Labor hold Swing +2.2

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

1977[edit]

1977 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Chris Hurford 35,786 50.9 +0.9
Liberal George Basisovs 26,974 38.3 −4.2
Democrats Geoffrey Stewart 7,610 10.8 +10.8
Total formal votes 70,370 96.3
Informal votes 2,728 3.7
Turnout 73,098 93.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Hurford 56.3 +3.0
Liberal George Basisovs 43.7 −3.0
Labor hold Swing +3.0

1975[edit]

1975 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Chris Hurford 28,621 49.5 −6.3
Liberal Harold Steele 24,825 43.0 +9.6
Liberal Movement Robert Hercus 3,817 6.6 −2.3
Australia David Middleton 525 0.9 −1.0
Total formal votes 57,788 93.3
Informal votes 1,633 2.7
Turnout 59,421 95.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Hurford 30,487 52.8 −6.3
Liberal Harold Steele 27,301 47.2 +6.3
Labor hold Swing −6.3

1974[edit]

1974 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Chris Hurford 31,572 55.8 +0.0
Liberal Harold Steele 18,911 33.4 −5.8
Liberal Movement Ray Buttery 5,005 8.9 +8.9
Australia John Davies 1,061 1.9 +1.9
Total formal votes 56,549 96.8
Informal votes 1,866 3.2
Turnout 58,415 95.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Hurford 59.1 +1.2
Liberal Harold Steele 40.9 −1.2
Labor hold Swing +1.2

1972[edit]

1972 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Chris Hurford 28,816 55.8 −2.5
Liberal Keith Ashdown 20,272 39.2 +4.3
Democratic Labor George Basisovs 1,738 3.4 −0.8
Communist Elliott Johnston 848 1.6 +1.6
Total formal votes 51,674 97.1
Informal votes 1,553 2.9
Turnout 53,227 95.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Hurford 57.9 −3.4
Liberal Keith Ashdown 42.1 +3.4
Labor hold Swing −3.4

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

1969[edit]

1969 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Chris Hurford 29,641 58.3 +12.1
Liberal Andrew Jones 17,744 34.9 −8.4
Democratic Labor George Basisovs 2,131 4.2 −0.7
Australia Anne McMenamin 734 1.4 +1.4
Independent Anatolij Onishko 582 1.1 +1.1
Total formal votes 50,832 95.3
Informal votes 2,507 4.7
Turnout 53,339 95.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Hurford 61.3 +14.3
Liberal Andrew Jones 38.7 −14.3
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +14.3

1966[edit]

1966 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Jones 14,724 48.7 +11.1
Labor Joe Sexton 14,027 46.4 −9.7
Democratic Labor George Basisovs 1,466 4.9 −1.4
Total formal votes 30,217 96.6
Informal votes 1,065 3.4
Turnout 31,282 95.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Andrew Jones 15,961 52.8 +10.0
Labor Joe Sexton 14,256 47.2 −10.0
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +10.0

1963[edit]

1963 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Joe Sexton 18,194 56.1 +0.3
Liberal Karl-Juergen Liebetrau 12,188 37.6 +3.1
Democratic Labor Patrick Coffey 2,036 6.3 −3.4
Total formal votes 32,418 97.6
Informal votes 797 2.4
Turnout 33,215 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Joe Sexton 57.2 −0.3
Liberal Karl-Juergen Liebetrau 42.8 +0.3
Labor hold Swing −0.3

1961[edit]

1961 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Joe Sexton 18,804 55.8 +5.8
Liberal John Rundle 11,648 34.5 −5.3
Democratic Labor Ursula Cook 3,276 9.7 −0.5
Total formal votes 33,728 96.2
Informal votes 1,317 3.8
Turnout 35,045 95.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Joe Sexton 57.5 +4.7
Liberal John Rundle 42.5 −4.7
Labor hold Swing +4.7

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

1958[edit]

1958 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Joe Sexton 17,869 50.0 −0.6
Liberal Ian Wilson 14,226 39.8 +3.7
Democratic Labor Baylon Ryan 3,642 10.2 −1.6
Total formal votes 35,737 95.9
Informal votes 1,530 4.1
Turnout 37,267 94.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Joe Sexton 52.8 −2.5
Liberal Ian Wilson 47.2 +2.5
Labor hold Swing −2.5

1955[edit]

1955 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Cyril Chambers 18,801 50.6 −11.4
Liberal James Maitland 13,430 36.1 −0.3
Labor (A-C) Olaf Alland 4,395 11.8 +11.8
Communist Jim Moss 526 1.4 −0.3
Total formal votes 37,152 94.2
Informal votes 2,302 5.8
Turnout 39,454 95.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Cyril Chambers 55.3 −8.0
Liberal James Maitland 44.7 +8.0
Labor hold Swing −8.0

1954[edit]

1954 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Cyril Chambers 18,446 55.3 −6.5
Liberal Nancy Buttfield 14,266 42.8 +4.5
Communist Charles McCaffrey 625 1.9 +0.0
Total formal votes 33,337 98.1
Informal votes 655 1.9
Turnout 33,992 96.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Cyril Chambers 57.0 −4.6
Liberal Nancy Buttfield 43.0 +4.6
Labor hold Swing −4.6

1951[edit]

1951 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Cyril Chambers 22,938 59.8 +0.0
Liberal Thomas Phillips 14,670 38.3 +1.1
Communist Edward Robertson 732 1.9 +0.0
Total formal votes 38,340 97.3
Informal votes 1,076 2.7
Turnout 39,416 97.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Cyril Chambers 61.6 −0.4
Liberal Thomas Phillips 38.4 +0.4
Labor hold Swing −0.4

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

1949[edit]

1949 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Cyril Chambers 23,823 59.8 −2.1
Liberal Basil Harford 14,820 37.2 +3.8
Communist Elsie Watt 683 1.7 −3.0
Independent Christopher Doherty 504 1.3 +1.3
Total formal votes 39,830 96.9
Informal votes 1,260 3.1
Turnout 41,090 96.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Cyril Chambers 62.1 −4.0
Liberal Basil Harford 37.9 +4.0
Labor hold Swing −4.0

1946[edit]

1946 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Cyril Chambers 40,638 59.9 −0.1
Liberal Ian Hayward 24,238 35.7 +1.9
Communist Alf Watt 2,986 4.4 +0.1
Total formal votes 67,862 96.0
Informal votes 2,805 4.0
Turnout 70,667 93.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Cyril Chambers 63.9 −1.7
Liberal Ian Hayward 36.1 +1.7
Labor hold Swing −1.7

1943[edit]

1943 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Cyril Chambers 40,110 60.0 +26.1
United Australia Fred Stacey 22,636 33.8 −16.2
Communist Alf Watt 2,854 4.3 +4.3
Independent Labor George Edwin Yates 1,291 1.9 +1.9
Total formal votes 66,891 96.1
Informal votes 2,714 3.9
Turnout 69,605 95.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Cyril Chambers 65.6 +20.3
United Australia Fred Stacey 34.4 −20.3
Labor gain from United Australia Swing +20.3

1940[edit]

1940 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
United Australia Fred Stacey 29,393 50.0 +4.7
Labor Edgar Dawes 19,950 33.9 −20.8
Aust. Democratic Labor Raymond Davis 4,906 8.3 +8.3
Independent Labor Bert Edwards 4,587 7.8 +7.8
Total formal votes 58,836 95.0
Informal votes 3,090 5.0
Turnout 61,926 95.0
Two-party-preferred result
United Australia Fred Stacey 54.7 +0.7
Labor Edgar Dawes 45.3 −0.7
United Australia hold Swing +0.7

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

1937[edit]

1937 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
United Australia Fred Stacey 26,575 45.3 +8.5
Labor Kenneth Bardolph 16,989 28.9 +17.8
Labor George Edwin Yates 9,683 16.5 +16.5
Labor Herbert George 5,451 9.3 +9.3
Total formal votes 58,698 93.3
Informal votes 4,196 6.7
Turnout 62,894 96.5
Two-party-preferred result
United Australia Fred Stacey 31,721 54.0 +0.8
Labor Kenneth Bardolph 26,977 46.0 −0.8
United Australia hold Swing +0.8

1934[edit]

1934 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Kenneth Bardolph 19,985 36.9 +6.9
United Australia Fred Stacey 19,941 36.8 −10.4
Independent Alec Bagot 9,055 16.7 +16.7
Social Credit Ernest Hergstrom 2,403 4.4 +4.4
Independent Labor Arthur McArthur 1,711 3.2 +3.2
Independent Labor Frank Blake 1,089 2.0 +2.0
Total formal votes 54,184 91.2
Informal votes 5,212 8.8
Turnout 59,396 94.2
Two-party-preferred result
United Australia Fred Stacey 28,848 53.2 −8.1
Labor Kenneth Bardolph 25,336 46.8 +8.1
United Australia hold Swing −8.1

1931[edit]

1931 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Emergency Committee (SA) Fred Stacey 15,907 42.1 +3.5
Labor George Edwin Yates 11,193 29.6 −31.8
Lyons Latham Crawford Vaughan 4,500 11.9 +11.9
Lang Labor Tom Howard 3,058 8.1 +8.1
Independent Agnes Goode 2,449 6.5 +6.5
Communist John Zwolsman 655 1.7 +1.7
Total formal votes 37,762 90.7
Informal votes 3,872 9.3
Turnout 41,634 94.6
Two-party-preferred result
Emergency Committee (SA) Fred Stacey 22,523 59.6 +21.0
Labor George Edwin Yates 15,239 40.4 −21.0
Emergency Committee (SA) gain from Labor Swing +21.0

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

1929[edit]

1929 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor George Edwin Yates 24,174 61.4 +5.5
Nationalist Arthur Wreford 15,171 38.6 −5.5
Total formal votes 39,345 95.6
Informal votes 1,791 4.4
Turnout 41,136 94.5
Labor hold Swing +5.5

1928[edit]

1928 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor George Edwin Yates 20,410 55.9 +5.0
Nationalist George McLeay 16,114 44.1 −5.0
Total formal votes 36,524 89.9
Informal votes 4,099 10.1
Turnout 40,623 92.1
Labor hold Swing +5.0

1925[edit]

1925 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor George Edwin Yates 19,693 50.9 −0.8
Nationalist George McLeay 19,018 49.1 +29.2
Total formal votes 38,711 95.2
Informal votes 1,953 4.8
Turnout 40,664 88.4
Labor hold Swing −2.7

1922[edit]

1922 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor George Edwin Yates 10,714 51.7 +6.8
Liberal George McLeay 5,872 28.4 +28.4
Nationalist Reginald Blundell 4,123 19.9 −33.8
Total formal votes 20,709 92.7
Informal votes 1,629 7.3
Turnout 22,338 63.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor George Edwin Yates 53.6 +8.0
Liberal George McLeay 46.4 +46.4
Labor gain from Nationalist Swing +8.0

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

1919[edit]

1919 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Reginald Blundell 10,523 50.8 +50.8
Labor George Edwin Yates 10,184 49.2 −50.8
Total formal votes 20,707 96.3
Informal votes 785 3.7
Turnout 21,492 62.3
Nationalist gain from Labor Swing +50.8

1917[edit]

1917 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor George Edwin Yates unopposed
Labor hold Swing

1914[edit]

1914 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor George Edwin Yates 16,762 66.4 +0.3
Liberal Walter Hamilton 8,461 33.5 +4.1
Total formal votes 25,223 97.6
Informal votes 612 2.4
Turnout 25,835 73.3
Labor hold Swing −2.0
1914 Adelaide by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor George Edwin Yates 10,072 84.4 +18.2
Single Tax League Edward Craigie 1,857 15.6 −13.8
Total formal votes 11,929 99.4
Informal votes 73 0.6
Turnout 12,002 32.7
Labor hold Swing +16.0

1913[edit]

1913 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ernest Roberts 15,985 66.1 +2.8
Liberal James Craig 7,104 29.4 −7.3
Independent Edward Craigie 1,077 4.6 +4.6
Total formal votes 24,166 93.7
Informal votes 1,626 6.3
Turnout 25,792 75.9
Labor hold Swing +5.1

1910[edit]

1910 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Roberts 9,443 63.3 +63.3
Liberal Alexander McLachlan 5,466 36.7 −63.3
Total formal votes 14,909 97.0
Informal votes 457 3.0
Turnout 15,366 53.2
Labour hold Swing +63.3

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

1908 Adelaide by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Roberts 5,121 51.2 +51.2
Independent Alexander McLachlan 4,887 48.8 +48.8
Total formal votes 10,008 99.4
Informal votes 60 0.6
Turnout 10,068 33.7
Labour gain from Protectionist Swing +51.2

1906[edit]

1906 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Protectionist Charles Kingston unopposed
Protectionist hold Swing

1903[edit]

1903 Australian federal election: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Protectionist Charles Kingston unopposed
Protectionist win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adelaide, SA, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.
  2. ^ Adelaide, SA, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.
  3. ^ 2013 results for Adelaide, AEC.
  4. ^ "2010 results for Adelaide". AEC.