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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Western Australia

(for more information on this election see national summary for the Senate)

Election of 24 November 2007


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Senate enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
1,313,201
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
1,232,547
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
93.86%
Total valid votes
1,202,750
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.42%

Electoral composition of the Senate for this election in Western Australia

Total number of seats in the Senate
76
Total number of seats for each state
12
Number of seats for each territory
2
Seats to be filled at this Senate election in this state/territory
6
Casual vacancies/additional seats included in seats to be filled
0
Electoral System
Adult franchise at 18 years (from 1974); multimember districts; proportional representation by the single transferable vote method (STV); compulsory preferences; above the line (group ticket) voting permitted; compulsory voting

Senate votes and seats won, and seats held 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 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 %
Liberal Party  555,868  46.22  -3.12  50.00  50.00  50.00 
Australian Labor Party  433,046  36.00  +3.49  33.33  33.33  33.33 
Australian Greens  111,813  9.30  +1.23  16.67  16.67  16.67 
Christian Democratic Party  21,179  1.76  +0.68           
Australian Democrats  12,604  1.05  -0.96           
One Nation  11,623  0.97           
Family First  10,341  0.86           
Votes for other than listed parties 46,276 3.85 +0.16             
Totals 1,202,750  100.00    100.00  100.00  12  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

See the Glossary of this website for information on Senate elections and details of the distinction between Seats won by ticket and Seats won by party, and between Seats won and Seats held.

One Nation and Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party: Some supporters of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party at the 2004 Senate election in Western Australia fielded a party ticket at the 2007 election under the label One Nation. Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party gained 27,601 votes (2.45 percent) at the 2004 Senate election in Western Australia, but One Nation gained only 11,623 votes ( 0.97 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, Senate 'First preferences by group':
https://bit.ly/2uG8Jwl [accessed 18 July 2010]