Election held on 21 November 1970
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'
|Party Name||First preference vote n||First preference vote share %||Change from previous election %||Seats won by ticket n||Seats won by ticket %||Seats won by party n||Seats won by party %||Seats held by party n||Seats held by party %|
|Australian Labor Party||2,376,215||42.22||-2.81||14||43.75||14||43.75||26||43.33|
|Liberal Party - Country Party (joint ticket)||1,098,134||19.51||-14.31||4||12.50|
|Democratic Labor Party||625,142||11.11||+1.34||3||9.38||3||9.38||5||8.33|
|Votes for other than listed parties||219,208||3.89||+3.89|
* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.
This election in 1970 was a regular election for half the members of the Senate but, unlike most Senate elections, it was not held at the same time as a general election for the House of Representatives.
Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1965-1974, Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1977 (ISBN 0708113400); Gerard Newman, Federal Election Results 1949-2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information and Research Services, Research Paper 9 2001-02, 2002 (ISSN 13287478).