ID 1063

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 24 November 2007


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
1,313,201
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
15
Number of uncontested seats
0
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
1,313,201
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
1,224,689
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
93.26%
Total valid votes
1,177,537
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.85%
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 24 November 2007
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  545,365  46.31  -1.82  11  73.33 
Australian Labor Party  433,342  36.80  +2.05  26.67 
Australian Greens  105,106  8.93  +1.26     
Christian Democratic Party  24,838  2.11  -0.14     
Independents  19,950  1.69     
Family First  14,215  1.21     
One Nation  13,529  1.15     
National Party  13,459  1.14       
Votes for other than listed parties 7,733 0.66 -2.55       
Totals 1,177,537  100.00    15  100.00 


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* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.

Notes

Greens WA and Australian Greens: The votes cast for the Greens WA at this House of Representatives election in Western Australia are counted in the total for the Australian Greens in the national summary for this election.

One Nation and Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party: Some supporters of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party at the 2004 House of Representatives election in Western Australia fielded candidates at the 2007 election under the label One Nation. Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party gained 27,650 votes (2.52 percent) at the 2004 House of Representatives election in Western Australia, but One Nation gained only 13,529 votes (1.15 percent) at the 2007 election.

Sources

Scott Bennett and Stephen Barber, Commonwealth Election 2007 -- Reissue, (Canberra: Parliamentary Library Research Paper No. 5, Parliament of Australia,10 September 2009, 2009–10, ISSN 1834-9854), online at:
https://bit.ly/2uGw2pS [accessed 18 August 2010]

Australian Electoral Commission website, Virtual Tally Room, 2007 Election, House of Representatives, 'First preferences by party':
https://bit.ly/2uToB1G [accessed 17 July 2010]