South Australian state election, 1930

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South Australian state election, 1930
South Australia
← 1927 5 April 1930 (1930-04-05) 1933 →

All 46 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly
24 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Lionel Hill1.JPG Richard Layton Butler.jpg
Leader Lionel Hill Richard L. Butler
Party Labor Liberal Federation
Leader since 28 August 1926 1925
Leader's seat Port Pirie Wooroora
Last election 16 seats
Seats won 30 seats 13 seats
Seat change Increase14
Percentage 48.64% 35.66%
Swing Increase0.65

Premier before election

Richard L. Butler
Liberal Federation

Elected Premier

Lionel Hill
Labor

State elections were held in South Australia on 5 April 1930. 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 Richard L. Butler was defeated by the opposition Australian Labor Party led by Leader of the Opposition Lionel Hill.

Each district elected multiple members. This election saw the change from first past the post (plurality) to instant-runoff (preferential) voting, which also meant that electors cast a single vote rather than multiple votes. With 30 of 46 seats in the House of Assembly, the election remains South Australian Labor's biggest seat win.

House of Assembly (IRV) — Turnout 71.36% (Non-CV) — Informal 5.71%
  Party Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Australian Labor Party 102,194 48.64 +0.65 30 +14
  Liberal Federation 74,930 35.66 * 13 *
  Country Party 14,555 6.93 * 2 *
  Single Tax League 2,777 1.32 * 1 *
  Independent Labor 5,944 2.83 * 0 0
  Independent 4,876 2.32 -2.14 0 0
  Independent Protestant Labor Party 4,132 1.97 -0.11 0 -1
  Other 696 0.33
  Total 210,104     46
  Australian Labor Party WIN 30 +14
  Liberal Federation 13 *

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