South Australian state election, 1956
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State elections were held in Australia on 3 March 1956. 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.
A redistribution occurred in 1954.
|Australian Labor Party||129,853||47.37||-3.47||15||+1|
|Liberal and Country League||100,569||36.69||+0.23||21||0|
|Anti-Communist Labor Party||20,384||7.44||*||0||0|
|Liberal and Country League||WIN||51.30||+4.30||21||0|
|Australian Labor Party||48.70||-4.30||15||+1|
- The LCL did not contest ten seats, Labor did not contest sixteen seats. The primary vote was counted on seats contested, while the two-party vote was estimated for all seats.
- Results of the South Australian state election, 1956 (House of Assembly)
- Members of the South Australian House of Assembly, 1956-1959
- Members of the South Australian Legislative Council, 1956-1959
- History of South Australian elections 1857-2006, volume 1: ECSA
- State and federal election results in Australia since 1890
- Two-party preferred figures since 1950