South Australian state election, 2014

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South Australian state election, 2014
South Australia
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15 March 2014 → 2018

All 47 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly
24 seats were needed for a majority
11 (of the 22) seats in the South Australian Legislative Council
  First party Second party
  Jay Weatherill crop.jpg Steven Marshall crop.jpg
Leader Jay Weatherill Steven Marshall
Party Labor Liberal
Leader since 21 October 2011 4 February 2013
Leader's seat Cheltenham Dunstan
Last election 26 seats 18 seats
Seats won 23 seats 22 seats
Seat change Decrease3 Increase4
Percentage 47.0% 53.0%
Swing Decrease1.4 Increase1.4

Premier before election

Jay Weatherill
Labor

Resulting Premier

Jay Weatherill
Labor

The 2014 South Australian state election elected members to the 53rd Parliament of South Australia on 15 March 2014, to fill all 47 seats in the House of Assembly (lower house) and 11 of 22 seats in the Legislative Council (upper house). The 12-year-incumbent Australian Labor Party (SA) government, led by Premier Jay Weatherill, won its fourth consecutive four-year term in government, a record 16 years of Labor government, defeating the opposition Liberal Party of Australia (SA), led by Opposition Leader Steven Marshall.

The election resulted in a hung parliament with 23 seats for Labor and 22 for the Liberals. The balance of power rested with the two crossbench independents, Bob Such and Geoff Brock. Such did not indicate who he would support in a minority government before he went on medical leave for a brain tumour. University of Adelaide Professor and Political Commentator Clem McIntyre said Such's situation virtually guaranteed Brock would side with Labor. With 24 seats required to govern, Brock backed Labor. McIntyre said:[1]

If Geoff Brock had gone with the Liberals, then the Parliament would have effectively been tied 23 to 23, so once Bob Such became ill and stepped away then Geoff Brock, I think had no choice but to side with Labor.

The Liberals were reduced to 21 seats in May 2014 when Martin Hamilton-Smith became an independent and entered cabinet with Brock. Both Hamilton-Smith and Brock agreed to support the Labor government on confidence and supply while retaining the right to otherwise vote on conscience. It is Labor's longest-serving South Australian government and the second longest-serving South Australian government behind the Playmander-assisted Thomas Playford IV. Aside from Playford, it is the second time that any party has won four consecutive state elections in South Australia, the first occurred when Don Dunstan led Labor to four consecutive victories between 1970 and 1977. Recent hung parliaments occurred when Labor came to government in 2002 and prior to that when the state Liberal retained government in 1997 which saw the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party of Australia, created in 1974, win re-election for the first time. Labor went from minority to majority government when Nat Cook won the 2014 Fisher by-election by five votes from a 7.3 percent two-party swing which was triggered by the death of Such. Despite this, the Jay Weatherill Labor government kept Brock and Hamilton-Smith in cabinet, giving the government a 26 to 21 parliamentary majority.

Like federal elections, South Australia has compulsory voting, uses full-preference instant-runoff voting in the lower house and single transferable vote group voting tickets in the proportionally represented upper house. The election was conducted by the Electoral Commission of South Australia (ECSA), an independent body answerable to Parliament.

Results[edit]

Metropolitan seats
Rural seats

Lower house[edit]

The Liberals took three seats from Labor resulting in a hung parliament with 23 seats for Labor and 22 for the Liberals.[2] The balance of power rested with the two crossbench independents, Bob Such and Geoff Brock.[3] On 22 March, Such went on medical leave for a brain tumour. University of Adelaide Professor and Political Commentator Clem McIntyre said Such's situation virtually guaranteed Brock would side with Labor. With 24 seats required to govern, Brock backed Labor, allowing Weatherill to remain in office at the head of a minority government. McIntyre said:[1]

If Geoff Brock had gone with the Liberals, then the Parliament would have effectively been tied 23 to 23, so once Bob Such became ill and stepped away then Geoff Brock, I think had no choice but to side with Labor.

In a joint press conference with Weatherill, Brock said Such's absence prompted him to make his decision a week sooner than planned.[4] The new government was sworn in on 26 March, with Brock in cabinet as Minister for Regional Development and Local Government.[2] The Liberals were reduced to 21 seats in May 2014 when Martin Hamilton-Smith became an independent and entered cabinet as Minister for Investment and Trade, Defence Industries and Veterans Affairs. Both Hamilton-Smith and Brock agreed to support the Labor government on confidence and supply while retaining the right to otherwise vote on conscience.[5][6] Labor achieved majority government when Nat Cook won the 2014 Fisher by-election by five votes from a 7.3 percent two-party swing which was triggered by the death of Such. Despite this, the Jay Weatherill Labor government kept Brock and Hamilton-Smith in cabinet, giving the government a 26 to 21 parliamentary majority.[7]

House of Assembly (IRV) — Turnout 91.9% (CV) — Informal 3.1%[8][9][10]
Party Votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Liberal Party of Australia 455,797 44.8 +3.1 22 +4
  Australian Labor Party 364,420 35.8 −1.7 23 –3
  SA Greens 88,600 8.7 +0.6 0 0
  Family First Party 63,575 6.2 +0.9 0 0
  Independent 37,955 3.7 −1.0 2 −1
  Other 7,509 0.7 –1.9 0 0
Total 1,017,856 47
  Australian Labor Party WIN 47.0 −1.4 23 −3
  Liberal Party of Australia 53.0 +1.4 22 +4

Independents: Bob Such, Geoff Brock

Although the state-wide two-party vote (2PP) was 47.0% Labor v 53.0% Liberal, the Adelaide metropolitan area containing over 75% of South Australia's population and 72% of seats (34 of 47) recorded a 2PP of 51.5% Labor v 48.5% Liberal.[11]

Seat movement[edit]

The following seats changed hands:[12]

Seat Pre-2014 Swing Post-2014
Party Member Margin Margin Member Party
Bright   Labor Chloë Fox 0.5 3.7 3.3 David Speirs Liberal  
Hartley   Labor Grace Portolesi 0.1 2.6 2.4 Vincent Tarzia Liberal  
Mitchell   Labor Alan Sibbons 2.4 3.6 1.2 Corey Wingard Liberal  
Mount Gambier   Independent Don Pegler 0.5 7.7 7.2 Troy Bell Liberal  

Pendulum[edit]

The following Mackerras Pendulum works by lining up all of the seats according to the percentage point margin on a two candidate preferred basis based on the 2014 results.[10][13] "Safe" seats require a swing of over 10 per cent to change, "fairly safe" seats require a swing of between 6 and 10 per cent, while "marginal" seats require a swing of less than 6 per cent.[14]

15 of 47 electorates in South Australia had a Green vote of above 10 percent at the 2014 state election. At the 2013 federal election, of 11 seats, the Green vote was above 10 percent in Adelaide, Boothby and Mayo.
LABOR SEATS (23)
Marginal
Newland Tom Kenyon ALP 1.4%
Colton Paul Caica ALP 1.5%
Elder Annabel Digance ALP 1.8%
Ashford Steph Key ALP 1.9%
Florey Frances Bedford ALP 2.5%
Light Tony Piccolo ALP 2.8%
Wright Jennifer Rankine ALP 3.0%
Torrens Dana Wortley ALP 3.5%
Lee Stephen Mullighan ALP 4.5%
Mawson Leon Bignell ALP 5.6%
Fairly safe
Giles Eddie Hughes ALP 7.0%
Little Para Lee Odenwalder ALP 7.4%
Kaurna Chris Picton ALP 7.7%
Enfield John Rau ALP 8.1%
Napier Jon Gee ALP 9.1%
Reynell Katrine Hildyard ALP 10.0%
Safe
Port Adelaide Susan Close ALP 10.6%
West Torrens Tom Koutsantonis ALP 10.8%
Taylor Leesa Vlahos ALP 11.6%
Playford Jack Snelling ALP 12.6%
Cheltenham Jay Weatherill ALP 14.3%
Ramsay Zoe Bettison ALP 18.4%
Croydon Michael Atkinson ALP 18.9%
LIBERAL SEATS (22)
Marginal
Mitchell Corey Wingard LIB 1.2%
Adelaide Rachel Sanderson LIB 2.4%
Hartley Vincent Tarzia LIB 2.4%
Dunstan Steven Marshall LIB 3.1%
Bright David Speirs LIB 3.3%
Fairly safe
Mt Gambier Troy Bell LIB 7.2% v IND
Davenport Iain Evans LIB 8.1%
Unley David Pisoni LIB 9.8%
Morialta John Gardner LIB 10.0%
Safe
Heysen Isobel Redmond LIB 11.0% v GRN
Waite Martin Hamilton-Smith LIB 11.4%
Goyder Steven Griffiths LIB 12.9%
Morphett Duncan McFetridge LIB 12.9%
Finniss Michael Pengilly LIB 13.8%
Kavel Mark Goldsworthy LIB 14.0%
Schubert Stephan Knoll LIB 14.6%
Hammond Adrian Pederick LIB 14.6%
Bragg Vickie Chapman LIB 18.7%
Stuart Dan van Holst Pellekaan LIB 20.5%
Chaffey Tim Whetstone LIB 25.1%
MacKillop Mitch Williams LIB 26.7%
Flinders Peter Treloar LIB 29.2%
INDEPENDENT SEATS (2)
Frome Geoff Brock IND 8.8% v LIB
Fisher Bob Such[15] IND 9.4% v LIB

Upper house[edit]

Legislative Council (STV GV) — Turnout 92.1% (CV) — Informal 3.9%[16][17][18]
Party Votes  % Swing Seats Won Total Seats Change
  Liberal Party of Australia 363,809 36.0 −3.4 4 8 +1
  Australian Labor Party 312,944 31.0 −6.3 4 8 0
  Independent Nick Xenophon Team 130,289 12.9 +12.9 1 1 −1
  SA Greens 65,215 6.5 −0.1 1 2 0
  Family First Party 44,015 4.4 −0.0 1 2 0
  Dignity for Disability 9,367 0.9 −0.3 0 1 0
  Other 85,292 8.4 −2.8 0 0 0
Total 1,010,931 11 22

Date[edit]

The last state election was held on 20 March 2010 to elect members for the House of Assembly and half of the members in the Legislative Council. In South Australia, section 28 of the Constitution Act 1934, as amended in 2001, directs that parliaments have fixed four-year terms, and elections must be held on the third Saturday in March every four years unless this date falls the day after Good Friday, occurs within the same month as a Commonwealth election, or the conduct of the election could be adversely affected by a state disaster. Section 28 also states that the Governor may also dissolve the Assembly and call an election for an earlier date if the Government has lost the confidence of the Assembly or a bill of special importance has been rejected by the Legislative Council. Section 41 states that both the Council and the Assembly may also be dissolved simultaneously if a deadlock occurs between them.[19]

The Electoral (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2013 introduced set dates for writs for General elections in South Australia. The writ sets the dates for the close of the electoral roll and the close of nominations for an election. The Electoral Act 1985 requires that, for a general election, the writ be issued 28 days before the date fixed for polling (S47(2a)) and the electoral roll be closed at 12 noon, 6 days after the issue of the writ (S48(3(a)(i). The close of nominations will be at 12 noon 3 days after the close of rolls (Electoral Act 1985 S48(4)(a) and S4(1)). Since the previous election, five new parties had registered: Fishing and Lifestyle Party, Liberal Democratic Party, Multicultural Progress Party, Stop Population Growth Now, and Katter's Australian Party. Six were no longer registered: The Democrats, Save the RAH, Gamers 4 Croydon, Democratic Labor Party, One Nation, and United Party.[20]

Polling Day for the 2014 South Australian State election was Saturday 15 March 2014 from 8am until 6pm. The Issue of Writ for the 2014 South Australian State election was Saturday 15 February 2014. The Electoral Roll closed at 12 noon, Friday 21 February 2014. Nominations for candidates wishing to stand for election closed at 12 noon, Monday 24 February 2014,[21] with the ballot order for both houses drawn and released shortly after,[22][23] followed by close and release of upper house above-the-line preference tickets.[23] Lower house how-to-vote card lodgements closed at 12 noon, 7 March 2014.[24]

The 2014 Tasmanian state election occurred on the same day.[25]

Background[edit]

The centre-left Australian Labor Party, led by Premier Jay Weatherill, and the centre-right Liberal Party of Australia, led by Leader of the Opposition Steven Marshall, are the two main parties in South Australia. In the 2010 state election, of 47 seats total, the Labor Party won 26 seats and the Liberal Party won 18 seats. Three seats were won by independents, Bob Such (Fisher), Geoff Brock (Frome), and Don Pegler (Mount Gambier). Smaller parties which held no seats in the lower House but achieved significant votes in 2010 include the SA Greens and the Family First Party. In the upper house, the Labor Party held eight seats, the Liberal Party held seven seats, the SA Greens, the Family First Party, and No Pokies all held two seats each, and Dignity for Disability held one seat.

A Port Adelaide by-election and a Ramsay by-election occurred on 11 February 2012, Labor retained both seats.

Retiring MPs[edit]

Labor[edit]

Liberal[edit]

Other[edit]

Redistributions and the two-party vote[edit]

To produce 'fair' boundaries, which has a history going back to the mid-1900s Playmander, the Electoral Commission of South Australia has been required following the 1989 election to redraw boundaries after each election through a "fairness" provision with the objective that the party which receives over 50 percent of the statewide two-party vote at the forthcoming election should win the two-party vote in a majority of seats.[35] Labor's success in South Australia since the end of the Playmander has been based in part on the strength of its dominance in Adelaide, located in a highly centralised state, with the Liberal vote locked up in rural seats.

While South Australia's total population is 1.7 million, Adelaide's population is 1.3 million − uniquely, over 75 percent of the state's population and 72 percent of seats (34 of 47) are located in the metropolitan area alongside a lack of comparatively-sized rural population centres, therefore the metropolitan area tends to decide election outcomes. At the 2014 election for example, although the state-wide two-party vote (2PP) was 47.0% Labor v 53.0% Liberal, the metropolitan area recorded a 2PP of 51.5% Labor v 48.5% Liberal.[11]

The Liberals only won 12 of the 34 metropolitan seats, while only 4 of their 14 safe two-party seats were urban, with all eight non-safe (<10 percent) seats being urban. Overall, the election resulted in a hung parliament with 23 seats for Labor and 22 for the Liberals. The balance of power rested with the two crossbench independents, Bob Such and Geoff Brock. Their seats, Fisher and Frome, both returned clear Liberal two-party votes but elected independents. 24 seats had returned a Liberal two-party vote, 23 seats returned a Labor two-party vote, therefore the "fairness" provision was met.

One element of the Playmander remains to this day − the House of Assembly is still elected using single-member seats. Prior to the Playmander, the House of Assembly had always been elected using multi-member seats since the inaugural 1857 election.

Each Labor period of government since the end of the Playmander had at least one comprehensive win, allowing often-Liberal seats to be won by Labor candidates who then built up incumbency and personal popularity. Examples in 2014 were Mawson, Newland and Light, and additionally in 2010, Bright and Hartley – all gained at the 2006 election landslide. Mawson in fact swung toward Labor in 2010 and 2014 despite the statewide trend. The bellwether seat of Colton was retained by Labor. Furthermore, all but two of the nine Liberal-held metropolitan seats saw swings against the Liberals.

In 2014, referring to the 1989 fairness legislation, Premier Jay Weatherill said "Complaining about the rules when you designed the rules I think sits ill on the mouth of the Liberal Party", while Electoral Commissioner Kay Mousley said it was an "impossible" task for the Boundaries Commission to achieve the legislated requirement, stating "It is a constitutional requirement, and until the constitution gets changed, I must say I find it a very inexact science".[36] Additionally, she had previously stated in 2010 "Had the Liberal Party achieved a uniform swing it would have formed Government. The Commission has no control over, and can accept no responsibility for, the quality of the candidates, policies and campaigns."[37] University of Adelaide Professor of Politics Clem Macintyre stated after the 2014 election that fair electoral boundaries are an "impossible challenge".[38]

The Liberal Party disagreed with that assessment, and submitted that Hartley, Elder and Bright should be moved from Labor to Liberal.[39]

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's election expert Antony Green expected that the Labor government's parliamentary majority from the 2010 election would be redistributed away.[40][41] However, the draft redistribution, which altered the boundaries of 36 of 47 seats, nominally gave Labor 26 seats and the Liberals 21 seats on a two-party basis. Although held by an independent member, Frome was proposed to be moved from Labor to Liberal on a two-party basis. It was also proposed that the Norwood be renamed Dunstan.[42]

The final redistribution was released in August 2012. The renaming of the seat of Norwood to Dunstan occurred. On Antony Green's calculations, the notional two-party margin in Frome went from 0.1 percent Labor to 1.7 percent Liberal, Ashford went from 4.8 percent to 0.6 percent for Labor, Hartley went from 2.3 percent to 0.1 percent for Labor, Elder went from 3.6 percent to 2.0 percent for Labor and Light went from 5.3 percent to 2.8 percent for Labor, amongst other boundary and margin reductions and increases. All redistribution figures and swings used are based on Antony Green's booth-based declaration vote calculations rather than the electoral commission's seat-based declaration vote calculations.[43][44][45][46]

Polling[edit]

Polling conducted by Newspoll and published in The Australian was conducted via random telephone number selection in city and country areas. Sampling sizes usually consisted of over 800 electors, while the 10–13 March 2014 poll consisted of 1602 electors. The declared margin of errors at these sample sizes were ±3.5 percent and ±2.5 percent respectively. Two-party preferred figures were calculated based on preference flows at the 2010 state election.

House of Assembly (lower house) polling
Primary vote TPP vote
ALP Lib Nat Grn Oth ALP Lib
15 Mar 2014 election 35.8% 44.8% 0.1% 8.7% 10.7% 47.0% 53.0%
10–13 Mar 2014 34% 41% <.5% 9% 16% 47.7% 52.3%
21–27 Feb 2014 34% 44% <.5% 7% 15% 46% 54%
Oct–Dec 2013 33% 40% <.5% 10% 17% 47% 53%
Apr–Jun 2013 32% 44% 1% 10% 13% 44% 56%
Mar 2013 33% 43% 1% 10% 13% 46% 54%
Oct–Dec 2012 37% 40% 1% 9% 13% 49% 51%
Jul–Sep 2012 28% 43% 1% 11% 17% 43% 57%
Jan–Mar 2012 34% 40% <.5% 11% 15% 48% 52%
Nov–Dec 2011 34% 40% 2% 9% 15% 48% 52%
Apr–Jun 2011 30% 40% 1% 14% 15% 46% 54%
25 Feb–6 Mar 2011 29% 42% 1% 14% 14% 44% 56%
20 Mar 2010 election 37.5% 41.7% 1.0% 8.1% 11.7% 48.4% 51.6%
14–18 Mar 2010 35.3% 42.5% < .5% 9.3% 12.3% 48% 52%
Polling conducted by Newspoll and published in The Australian.
Better Premier and satisfaction polling^
Better Premier Weatherill Marshall
Weatherill Marshall Satisfied Dissatisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied
15 Mar 2014 election
10–13 Mar 2014 43% 37% 42% 42% 42% 35%
21–27 Feb 2014 40% 39% 43% 44% 45% 29%
Oct–Dec 2013 40% 29% 43% 37% 43% 21%
Apr–Jun 2013 41% 30% 47% 35% 41% 20%
Mar 2013 42% 27% 46% 34% 37% 19%
Oct–Dec 2012 47% 27%2 49% 32% 40%2 40%2
Jul–Sep 2012 40% 27%2 42% 33% 40%2 36%2
Jan–Mar 2012 46% 23%2 47% 23% 43%2 34%2
Nov–Dec 2011 45% 29%2 51% 14% 49%2 30%2
Apr–Jun 2011 34%1 45%2 31%1 59%1 51%2 29%2
25 Feb–6 Mar 2011 32%1 50%2 30%1 59%1 52%2 25%2
20 Mar 2010 election
14–18 Mar 2010 43%1 45%2 43%1 48%1 59%2 23%2
Polling conducted by Newspoll and published in The Australian.
^ Remainder were "uncommitted" to either leader.
1 Mike Rann.
2 Isobel Redmond.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b By-election for Bob Such's seat of Fisher expected to put pressure on Weatherill Government: ABC 13 October 2014
  2. ^ a b Re-elected SA Labor Government gets down to business: ABC 27/3/2014
  3. ^ "Independents Bob Such, Geoff Brock likely to hold balance of power as hung parliament looms". ABC.net.au. 16 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Labor to form minority government with support of independent Geoff Brock: ABC 23 March 2014
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  6. ^ Former Liberal leader Martin Hamilton-Smith attends first Labor Cabinet meeting in SA: ABC 2 June 2014
  7. ^ Fisher by-election win for Labor gives Weatherill Government majority in SA: ABC 13 December 2014
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  11. ^ a b Metropolitan 2PP correctly calculated by adding raw metro 2PP vote numbers from the 34 metro seats, both Labor and Liberal, then dividing Labor's raw metro 2PP vote from the total, which revealed a Labor metropolitan 2PP of 51.54%. Obtained raw metro 2PP vote numbers from ECSA 2014 election statistics, ECSA 2014 Heysen election and ABC 2014 Fisher by-election.
  12. ^ Antony Green (16 March 2014). "Changing Seats". 2014 SA election. ABC.net.au. 
  13. ^ 2014 SA election House of Assembly final results: ECSA
  14. ^ Political party name abbreviations & codes, demographic ratings and seat status: AEC
  15. ^ Independent MP for Fisher Bob Such, without indicating confidence and supply support, took medical leave for a brain tumour one week after the election with his death occurring later that year. Labor achieved majority government when Nat Cook won the 2014 Fisher by-election.
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  34. ^ The Tally Room. "2014 SA election, upper house". Tally Room. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  35. ^ The 1989 South Australian election, Australian Journal of Political Science, Dean Jaensch
  36. ^ Liberals blocked by unfair boundaries, says Downer: The Australian 17 March 2014
  37. ^ "Draft Redistribution Report". Electoral Commission of South Australia. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  38. ^ Fair electoral boundaries an "impossible challenge": University of Adelaide, 21 March 2014
  39. ^ "Liberals want three marginal Labor seats to swing their way:". The Advertiser. 5 August 2012. 
  40. ^ Antony Green (29 March 2010). "South Australian Election, Final 2-Party Preferred Counts". Antony Green's Election Blog. ABC News. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  41. ^ Antony Green (8 February 2011). "Future election dates". Antony Green's Election Blog. ABC News. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  42. ^ Antony Green (1 June 2012). "New State Electoral Boundaries Proposed for South Australia". Antony Green's Election Blog. ABC News. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  43. ^ 2014 South Australian Electoral Pendulum: Antony Green ABC 21 January 2014
  44. ^ "Final redistribution report". Electoral Commission of South Australia. 
  45. ^ "South Australia redistributed". Poll Bludger. 23 August 2012. 
  46. ^ 2014 SA election seats: ABC

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