New Ingerland general election, 1920

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1920 General Election

← 1917 29 May 1920 (1920-05-29) 1923 →

All 100 seats to the House of Assembly
51 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 93.24

  First party Second party
Leader Joseph Williams Robert Stratton
Party Liberal Party Conservative Party
Leader since 1915 1913
Seats won 52 30
Seat change Increase 20 Decrease 16

  Third party Fourth party
Leader Leonard Rollins Charles Sexton-Dayle
Party Labour Party Country Party
Leader since 1905 1918
Seats won 9 8
Seat change Increase 5 Increase 8

Composition of the House of Assembly chamber after the election. Colours denote the winning party, as shown in the main table of results

Prime Minister before election

Robert Stratton
Conservative Party

Elected Prime Minister

Joseph Williams
Liberal Party

The New Ingerland general election of 1920 was held on Saturday, 29 May 1920. The election saw the increase in the size of the House of Assembly to 100 members, and the was also the first election to take place on a Saturday. The Liberals, led by Joseph Williams, win a small majority over the Conservatives on 30 seats and Labour on 9 seats. The election also sees the emergence of the Country Party for the first time, who win 8 seats.

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