State elections were held in South 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.    
The LCL did not contest ten seats, Labor did not contest thirteen seats. The primary vote was counted on seats contested, while the two-party vote was estimated for all seats.
Background [ edit ]
Only one seat changed hands, rural
Stanley saw the Labor member re-elected as an independent member.  Notably, neither major party contested the independent-held seat of  Ridley.  
Post-election pendulum [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
^ a b Jaensch, Dean (March 2007). "The 1950 General Election - Formed the 33rd Parliament". . State Electoral Office South Australia. pp. 266–269. History of South Australian elections 1857-2006: House of Assembly, Volume 1 ISBN 9780975048634 – via Electoral Commission of South Australia.
^ a b Tilby Stock, Jenny (1996). "The 'Playmander', Its origins, operation and effect on South Australia". In O'Neil, Bernard; Raftery, Judith; Round, Kerrie. . Association of Professional Historians. pp. 73–90. Playford's South Australia: essays on the history of South Australia, 1933-1968 ISBN 9780646290928 – via Professional Historians Association (South Australia).
^ "Playford Government's Convincing Win". . 6 March 1950 The Cairns Post . Retrieved – via 13 January 2016 Trove.
^ "Mr. Playford's Fourth Election Victory". . 6 March 1950 The Advertiser . Retrieved – via Trove. 13 January 2016
^ "Electoral system and voting for the South Australian House of Assembly from 1890: Election held on 4 March 1950". Australian Politics and Elections Database. University of Western Australia . Retrieved . 13 January 2016
^ "L.-C.P. Win S.A. Elections". . 6 March 1950 The Examiner . Retrieved – via Trove. 13 January 2016 In Stanley electorate Mr.Quirke, sitting Labour member, who was expelled from-the party during the last Parliamentary session, but stood again as Independent, appears certain to defeat the Official Labour nominee, Mr, Hasse.
^ "No Seat Was Lost in S.A. Poll". . 6 March 1950 The Argus . Retrieved – via Trove. 13 January 2016 The two Independent sitting members, Mr. MacGillvray (Chaffey) and Mr. Quirke (Stanley) were hard pressed to retain their seats.
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