Liberal frontbenchers Martin Hamilton-Smith and Vickie Chapman call for changes to SA’s electoral laws | News.com.au
TWO Liberal frontbenchers have
called for changes to South Australia’s voting laws after the party
failed to claim victory last night.
Martin Hamilton-Smith argued that the final make up of the state’s
parliament should reflect the party with the most votes overall.
Mr Hamilton-Smith said it was time for a public discussion on whether the state’s voting laws should be changed.
At the close of counting on Saturday night, the Liberals had over 52 per cent of the statewide two-party preferred vote.
Mr Hamilton Smith said the Liberals had also
won the majority of votes in 1989, 2002 and 2010, but failed to win
enough seats to form government after the polls.
something wrong with our electoral system where South Australians keep
voting for a Liberal Party and not getting it,’’ he said.