Results of the 1977 South Australian state election (House of Assembly)

South Australian state election, 17 September 1977[1]
House of Assembly
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Enrolled voters 818,341
Votes cast 764,077 Turnout 93.37 -0.19
Informal votes 20,743 Informal 2.71 -1.14
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 383,831 51.64 +5.31 27 + 4
  Liberal 306,356 41.21 +9.68 17 – 3
  Democrats 25,855 3.48 * 1 – 1
  National Country 11,855 1.59 -1.18 1 ± 0
  Independent Liberal 10,793 1.45 * 1 + 1
  Independent 2,914 0.39 -0.51 0 – 1
  Other 1,730 0.23 * 0 ± 0
Total 743,334     47  
Two-party-preferred
  Labor 396,957 53.40 +4.20
  Liberal 346,372 46.60 –4.20

This is a list of House of Assembly results for the 1977 South Australian state election.

Results by electoral districtEdit

AdelaideEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Adelaide[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Jack Wright 9,996 66.2 +5.9
Liberal Terry McClean 5,102 33.8 +12.8
Total formal votes 15,098 96.1
Informal votes 605 3.9
Turnout 15,703 90.1
Labor hold Swing +4.0

Albert ParkEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Albert Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Charles Harrison 10,188 64.1 +2.1
Liberal Glendon Stotter 5,701 35.9 +13.5
Total formal votes 15,889 96.2
Informal votes 621 3.8
Turnout 16,510 94.6
Labor hold Swing 0.0

AlexandraEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Alexandra
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ted Chapman 9,822 61.5 +8.6
Labor Kenneth Jared 4,159 26.1 +6.7
Democrats Kaye Gibbs 1,976 12.4 +12.4
Total formal votes 15,957 98.2
Informal votes 298 1.8
Turnout 16,255 93.8
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ted Chapman 11,134 69.8 -6.6
Labor Kenneth Jared 4,823 30.2 +6.6
Liberal hold Swing -6.6

Ascot ParkEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Ascot Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Geoff Virgo 9,331 59.2 +1.1
Liberal Dean Le Poidevin 4,594 29.1 +5.3
Democrats Kenneth Johnson 1,845 11.7 +11.7
Total formal votes 15,770 98.1
Informal votes 299 1.9
Turnout 16,069 94.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Geoff Virgo 9,856 62.5 +1.7
Liberal Dean Le Poidevin 5,914 37.5 -1.7
Labor hold Swing +1.7

BaudinEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Baudin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Don Hopgood 11,463 66.7 +9.6
Liberal Mervyn Sawade 5,722 33.3 +11.9
Total formal votes 17,185 96.0
Informal votes 713 4.0
Turnout 17,898 93.7
Labor hold Swing +6.4

BraggEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Bragg
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Tonkin 10,134 65.3 +12.8
Labor Kevin Winn 5,390 34.7 +7.3
Total formal votes 15,524 97.6
Informal votes 380 2.4
Turnout 15,904 91.6
Liberal hold Swing -4.2

BrightonEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Hugh Hudson 8,911 52.6 -0.6
Liberal Natalie Richardson 5,822 34.3 +13.1
Democrats Ronald Moulds 2,224 13.1 +13.1
Total formal votes 16,957 98.5
Informal votes 256 1.5
Turnout 17,213 94.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Hugh Hudson 9,848 58.1 +1.3
Liberal Natalie Richardson 7,109 41.9 -1.3
Labor hold Swing +1.3

ChaffeyEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Chaffey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Peter Arnold 9,522 59.6 +7.5
Labor John Howe 6,445 40.4 +11.0
Total formal votes 15,967 97.5
Informal votes 401 2.5
Turnout 16,368 93.4
Liberal hold Swing -8.2

ColesEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Coles
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Jennifer Adamson 8,355 51.4 +12.7
Labor Greg Crafter 7,903 48.6 +5.1
Total formal votes 16,258 97.2
Informal votes 468 2.8
Turnout 16,726 94.4
Liberal hold Swing -2.4

DavenportEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Davenport
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Dean Brown 10,311 64.5 +11.8
Labor Terry Cameron 3,226 20.2 -2.8
Democrats Michael Lee 2,112 13.2 +13.2
Workers Ewan Hutchison 345 2.1 +2.1
Total formal votes 15,994 98.8
Informal votes 200 1.2
Turnout 16,194 92.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Dean Brown 11,865 74.2 +0.9
Labor Terry Cameron 4,129 25.8 -0.9
Liberal hold Swing +0.9

ElizabethEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Elizabeth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Peter Duncan 11,082 72.4 +8.4
Liberal Anthony Hutton 4,235 27.6 +11.8
Total formal votes 15,317 94.7
Informal votes 862 5.3
Turnout 16,179 92.4
Labor hold Swing +4.3

EyreEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Eyre
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Graham Gunn 7,259 53.5 -2.5
Labor Michael Sachsse 3,179 23.4 -14.4
Labor Barry Piltz 3,131 23.1 +23.1
Total formal votes 13,569 97.9
Informal votes 296 2.1
Turnout 13,865 88.8
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Graham Gunn 7,589 55.9 -5.4
Labor Michael Sachsse 5,980 44.1 +5.4
Liberal hold Swing -5.4

FisherEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Fisher
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Stan Evans 10,429 60.4 +17.9
Labor Sean Dawes 6,828 39.6 +6.4
Total formal votes 17,257 97.5
Informal votes 439 2.5
Turnout 17,696 93.6
Liberal hold Swing -2.3

FlindersEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Flinders
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Peter Blacker 7,618 51.5 +11.2
Labor Terrence Krieg 3,700 25.0 +0.3
Liberal Victor Gerschwitz 3,477 23.5 -8.4
Total formal votes 14,795 98.7
Informal votes 188 1.3
Turnout 14,983 95.2
Two-party-preferred result
National Peter Blacker 10,986 74.2 +2.9
Labor Terrence Krieg 3,809 25.8 +25.8
National hold Swing N/A

FloreyEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Florey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Charles Wells 10,824 67.0 +6.1
Liberal John Wadey 5,325 33.0 +11.7
Total formal votes 16,149 96.6
Informal votes 573 3.4
Turnout 16,722 93.3
Labor hold Swing +3.4

GillesEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Gilles
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Jack Slater 9,339 58.1 +2.7
Liberal Lois Bell 4,905 30.5 +7.5
Democrats Andrew Graham 1,841 11.4 +11.4
Total formal votes 16,085 97.9
Informal votes 350 2.1
Turnout 16,435 93.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jack Slater 10,101 62.8 +3.7
Liberal Lois Bell 5,984 37.2 -3.7
Labor hold Swing +3.7

GlenelgEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Glenelg
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Mathwin 9,421 59.5 +23.9
Labor Barbara Wiese 6,423 40.5 -0.4
Total formal votes 15,844 97.7
Informal votes 374 2.3
Turnout 16,218 92.8
Liberal hold Swing +4.2

GoyderEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Goyder
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Boundy 6,088 38.8 +1.3
Independent Liberal Keith Russack 5,907 37.7 +37.7
Labor Roger Thomas 3,690 23.5 +4.6
Total formal votes 15,685 98.6
Informal votes 226 1.4
Turnout 15,911 94.7
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Liberal Keith Russack 9,082 57.9 +57.9
Liberal David Boundy 6,603 42.1
Independent Liberal gain from Liberal Movement Swing N/A

HansonEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Hanson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Heini Becker 8,885 55.4 +18.1
Labor Reece Jennings 7,150 44.6 +2.0
Total formal votes 16,035 97.0
Informal votes 490 3.0
Turnout 16,525 92.9
Liberal hold Swing +1.1

HartleyEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Hartley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Des Corcoran 9,965 58.5 +7.2
Liberal George Trotta 6,329 37.2 +9.1
Workers William Forster 734 4.3 +4.3
Total formal votes 17,028 96.8
Informal votes 556 3.2
Turnout 17,584 94.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Des Corcoran 10,292 60.4 +5.7
Liberal George Trotta 6,736 39.6 -5.7
Labor hold Swing +5.7

Henley BeachEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Henley Beach
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Glen Broomhill 9,780 59.3 +4.4
Liberal Barry Lawson 6,702 40.7 +11.3
Total formal votes 16,482 96.5
Informal votes 590 3.5
Turnout 17,072 94.0
Labor hold Swing +2.0

KavelEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Kavel
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Roger Goldsworthy 10,260 63.8 +12.6
Labor Sydney Tilmouth 4,589 28.5 +8.1
Democrats Reginald Goldsworthy 1,244 7.7 +7.7
Total formal votes 16,093 98.2
Informal votes 288 1.8
Turnout 16,381 94.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Roger Goldsworthy 11,064 68.7 -6.3
Labor Sydney Tilmouth 5,029 31.3 +6.3
Liberal hold Swing -6.3

LightEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Light
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bruce Eastick 8,968 60.7 +12.0
Labor James Reese 5,815 39.3 +9.3
Total formal votes 14,783 97.6
Informal votes 362 2.4
Turnout 15,145 93.7
Liberal hold Swing -6.1

MalleeEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Mallee
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bill Nankivell 8,684 60.5 +6.4
Labor Gerald Lea 3,353 23.3 +4.4
National Leslie Ficken 2,329 16.2 +2.4
Total formal votes 14,366 98.1
Informal votes 283 1.9
Turnout 14,649 94.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Bill Nankivell 10,611 73.8 -2.6
Labor Gerald Lea 3,755 26.2 +2.6
Liberal hold Swing -2.6

MawsonEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Mawson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Leslie Drury 9,428 51.8 +1.1
Liberal Tony Boyle 6,858 37.6 +18.0
Democrats Charles Ferdinands 1,924 10.6 +10.6
Total formal votes 18,210 98.4
Informal votes 295 1.6
Turnout 18,505 95.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Leslie Drury 10,283 56.5 +1.3
Liberal Tony Boyle 7,927 43.5 +43.5
Labor hold Swing N/A

MitchamEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Worth 6,663 41.8 +14.1
Democrats Robin Millhouse 5,146 32.3 +32.3
Labor Rosemary Crowley 4,130 25.9 -3.2
Total formal votes 15,939 99.0
Informal votes 166 1.0
Turnout 16,105 93.0
Two-candidate-preferred result
Democrats Robin Millhouse 9,002 56.5 +56.5
Liberal Robert Worth 6,937 43.5 +43.5
Democrats gain from Liberal Movement Swing N/A

MitchellEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Mitchell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Ron Payne 8,952 56.1 +1.9
Liberal June Schaeffer 5,046 31.6 +7.6
Democrats Kevin Whitby 1,566 9.8 +9.8
Independent Peter Amor 250 1.6 +1.6
Workers John Pocius 137 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 15,951 97.8
Informal votes 351 2.2
Turnout 16,302 93.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ron Payne 9,794 61.4 +1.6
Liberal June Schaeffer 6,157 38.6 -1.6
Labor hold Swing +1.6

MorphettEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Morphett
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Terry Groom 7,581 47.5 +5.2
Liberal Mark Hamilton 7,026 44.0 +5.3
Democrats Margaret Sesr 1,361 8.5 +8.5
Total formal votes 15,968 98.0
Informal votes 333 2.0
Turnout 16,301 93.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Terry Groom 8,040 50.3 +5.2
Liberal Mark Hamilton 7,928 49.7 -5.2
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +5.2

Mount GambierEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Mount Gambier
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Harold Allison 8,181 51.4 +13.7
Labor James Hennessy 7,726 48.6 +7.3
Total formal votes 15,907 98.1
Informal votes 308 1.9
Turnout 16,215 94.9
Liberal hold Swing -1.7

MurrayEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Douglas Gerrie 5,734 35.9 +1.8
Liberal David Wotton 5,121 32.0 -20.2
Independent Liberal Ivon Wardle 4,886 30.6 +30.6
Independent Maurice Thiele 243 1.5 +1.5
Total formal votes 15,984 98.1
Informal votes 305 1.9
Turnout 16,289 93.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal David Wotton 9,595 60.0 -3.0
Labor Douglas Gerrie 6,389 40.0 +3.0
Liberal hold Swing -3.0

NapierEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Napier
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Terry Hemmings 10,350 71.0 +3.3
Liberal Elizabeth Pooley 4,238 29.0 +10.9
Total formal votes 14,588 95.2
Informal votes 727 4.8
Turnout 15,315 91.6
Labor hold Swing +1.2

NewlandEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Newland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor John Klunder 9,437 53.7 +0.1
Liberal Emily Perry 5,774 32.9 +9.0
Democrats Betty Knott 2,345 13.4 +13.4
Total formal votes 17,556 97.9
Informal votes 380 2.1
Turnout 17,936 94.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Klunder 10,350 59.8 +2.3
Liberal Emily Perry 7,056 40.2 -2.3
Labor hold Swing +2.3

NorwoodEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Don Dunstan 9,361 60.2 +4.6
Liberal William Zacharia 6,181 39.8 +8.2
Total formal votes 15,542 96.8
Informal votes 505 3.2
Turnout 16,047 90.5
Labor hold Swing +2.7

PeakeEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Peake
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Don Simmons 10,325 67.4 +6.7
Liberal Mark Tregoning 4,989 32.6 +11.4
Total formal votes 15,314 96.2
Informal votes 607 3.8
Turnout 15,921 92.9
Labor hold Swing +4.0

PlayfordEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Playford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Terry McRae 10,011 60.6 +1.9
Liberal John McGowan 4,052 24.5 +8.5
Democrats John Longhurst 2,271 13.7 +13.7
Communist Donald Sutherland 195 1.2 +1.2
Total formal votes 16,529 97.1
Informal votes 492 2.9
Turnout 17,021 93.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Terry McRae 11,080 65.1 +1.8
Liberal John McGowan 5,449 34.9 -1.8
Labor hold Swing +1.8

PriceEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Price
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor George Whitten 10,304 69.4 +8.8
Liberal Jean Lawrie 4,545 30.6 +8.0
Total formal votes 14,849 95.6
Informal votes 676 4.4
Turnout 15,525 93.2
Labor hold Swing +6.3

Rocky RiverEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Rocky River
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Howard Venning 6,344 40.2 +2.1
Labor Ted Connelly 6,121 38.8 +11.0
National Peter Longmire 1,908 12.0 -8.7
Independent Nevin Newbold 1,417 9.0 +9.0
Total formal votes 15,790 98.6
Informal votes 219 1.4
Turnout 18,009 95.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Howard Venning 9,193 58.2 -7.1
Labor Ted Connelly 6,597 41.8 +7.1
Liberal hold Swing -7.1

Ross SmithEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Ross Smith
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor John Bannon 10,773 72.2 +7.2
Liberal Paul Baloglou 4,156 27.8 +9.2
Total formal votes 14,929 96.2
Informal votes 594 3.8
Turnout 15,523 94.2
Labor hold Swing +4.7

SalisburyEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Salisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Reg Groth 12,150 69.5 +7.1
Liberal Ann Allen 5,333 30.5 +10.4
Total formal votes 17,483 95.0
Informal votes 919 5.0
Turnout 18,402 93.2
Labor hold Swing +4.5

SemaphoreEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Semaphore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Jack Olson 11,601 70.8 +0.3
Liberal Terence Hanson 4,447 27.1 +11.1
Socialist J Mitchell 343 2.1 +2.1
Total formal votes 16,391 97.1
Informal votes 481 2.9
Turnout 16,872 93.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jack Olson 11,833 72.2 -0.3
Liberal Terence Hanson 4,558 27.8 +0.3
Labor hold Swing -0.3

SpenceEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Spence
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Roy Abbott 11,307 77.3 +6.3
Liberal George Basivovs 3,316 22.7 +6.4
Total formal votes 14,623 95.7
Informal votes 658 4.3
Turnout 15,281 93.1
Labor hold Swing +4.4

StuartEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Stuart
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Gavin Keneally 11,295 73.9 +27.0
Liberal Colin Struck 3,985 26.1 +14.3
Total formal votes 15,280 96.6
Informal votes 530 3.4
Turnout 15,810 94.0
Labor hold Swing N/A

ToddEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Todd
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Molly Byrne 9,273 56.5 +1.9
Liberal Robert Ritson 7,136 43.5 +21.2
Total formal votes 16,409 97.6
Informal votes 407 2.4
Turnout 16,816 95.0
Labor hold Swing -1.9

TorrensEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Torrens
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Michael Wilson 7,819 50.5 +10.7
Labor Ralph Clarke 7,138 46.2 +5.8
Workers Leslie Huxley 514 3.3 +3.3
Total formal votes 15,471 97.7
Informal votes 362 2.3
Turnout 15,833 90.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Wilson 8,119 52.5 -4.1
Labor Ralph Clarke 7,347 47.5 +4.1
Liberal hold Swing -4.1

UnleyEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Unley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Gil Langley 8,848 58.9 +6.8
Liberal Craig Spiel 5,707 38.0 -6.8
Independent Victoria Wawryk 466 3.1 +3.1
Total formal votes 15,021 97.5
Informal votes 389 2.5
Turnout 15,410 90.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Gil Langley 9,022 60.1 +4.6
Liberal Craig Spiel 5,999 39.9 -4.6
Labor hold Swing +4.6

VictoriaEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Victoria
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Allan Rodda 9,285 65.3 +12.9
Labor Graeme Richardson 4,923 34.7 +8.4
Total formal votes 14,208 97.9
Informal votes 306 2.1
Turnout 14,514 93.8
Liberal hold Swing -5.1

WhyallaEdit

1977 South Australian state election: Whyalla
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Max Brown 11,203 73.2 +5.0
Liberal Vivienne Cruickshank 4,102 26.8 +8.9
Total formal votes 15,305 96.1
Informal votes 615 3.9
Turnout 15,920 93.7
Labor hold Swing +2.9

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Details of SA 1977 Election". Australian Politics and Elections Database.
  2. ^ "History of South Australian Elections 1857 - 2006". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 13 March 2014.