South Australian state election, 1956

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South Australian state election, 1956
South Australia
1953 ←
3 March 1959 (1959-03-03) → 1959

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 20 seats 15 seats
Seats won 21 seats 15 seats
Seat change Increase1 Steady0
Percentage 51.3% 48.7%
Swing Increase4.3 Decrease4.3

Premier before election

Thomas Playford
Liberal and Country League

Elected Premier

Thomas Playford
Liberal and Country League

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.

House of Assembly (IRV) — Turnout 93.90% (CV) — Informal 2.39%
  Party Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Australian Labor Party 129,853 47.37 -3.47 15 0
  Liberal and Country League 100,569 36.69 +0.23 21 +1
  Anti-Communist Labor Party 20,384 7.44 * 0 0
  Independent 20,118 7.34 -3.76 3 -1
  Other 3,185 1.16 0 0
  Total 274,109     39
  Liberal and Country League WIN 51.30 +4.30 21 +1
  Australian Labor Party 48.70 -4.30 15 0
  • Ten LCL and six ALP 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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