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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Western Australia

(for more information on this election see national summary for the House of Representatives)

Election of 10 November 2001

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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
Total valid votes
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 18 years (from 1974); single member districts, preferential voting (AV); compulsory preferences; compulsory voting

House of Representatives votes and seats won in Western Australia

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Election held on 10 November 2001
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'

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Party Name First preference vote n First preference vote share % Change from previous election % Seats won n Uncontested seats held n Seat share %
Liberal Party  449,036  41.39  +3.24  53.33 
Australian Labor Party  402,927  37.14  +0.94  46.67 
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  67,992  6.27  -3.01     
Greens WA  64,939  5.99  +0.93     
Australian Democrats  50,581  4.66  +0.70     
Independents  6,957  0.64  -2.43     
Votes for other than listed parties 42,363 3.91 -0.38       
Totals 1,084,795  100.00    15  100.00 

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The votes cast for the Greens WA in Western Australia at this election are included with the votes for the Australian Greens in the national summary for the House of Representatives.

The vote shown for Independents in Western Australia at this election is the sum of votes cast for all candidates registered as Independents (5) and candidates who ran for office without any registered party name (2). There were 7 such candidates.


Australian Electoral Commission, Election 2001: Election Results, CD-ROM, Canberra, 2002 (ISBN 0642501815); Scott Bennett, Gerard Newman and Andrew Kopras, Commonwealth Election 2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information Research Services, Research Paper No. 11 2001–02, 2002 (ISSN 13287478).

For a general review of this election, see John Warhurst and Marian Simms (editors), 2001: The Centenary Election, St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 2002 (ISBN 070223303X); David Solomon (editor), Howard's Race: Winning the Unwinnable Election, Pymble, NSW: HarperCollins, 2002 (ISBN 073227373 0).