All 90 seats in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
46 Assembly seats were needed for a majority
Legislative Assembly after the election
The 1927 New South Wales state election to elect the 90 members of the 28th Legislative Assembly was held on 8 October 1927. During the previous parliament the voting system, which had been a form of proportional representation with multi-member seats and a single transferable vote (modified Hare-Clark), was changed to single member constituencies with optional preferential voting. Severe divisions occurred within the Labor Party caucus in the four months prior to the election (see Lang Labor) and a caretaker government composed of the supporters of the Premier of New South Wales and party leader, Jack Lang was in power at the time of the election.
As a result of the election the Lang government was defeated and a Nationalist/Country Party coalition government led by Thomas Bavin and Ernest Buttenshaw was formed with a parliamentary majority of 1 and the usual support of the 2 Nationalist independents. The Parliament first met on 3 November 1927, and ran its maximum term of 3 years. Lang remained the leader of the Labor Party throughout the Parliament.
To date, it remains the only time that an elected Labor Premier in New South Wales has been defeated after only one parliamentary term.
|7 September 1927||The Legislative Assembly was dissolved, and writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.|
|14 September 1927||Nominations for candidates for the election closed at noon.|
|8 October 1927||Polling day.|
|29 October 1927||The writs were returned and the results formally declared.|
|3 November 1927||Opening of 28th Parliament.|
|Summary of votes by party|
- Candidates of the 1927 New South Wales state election
- Members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, 1927–1930