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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Queensland

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

Election of 21 August 2010

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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Queensland

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 Queensland

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Election held on 21 August 2010
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 National Party  1,130,525  47.42  21  70.00 
Australian Labor Party  800,712  33.58  -9.32  26.67 
Australian Greens  260,471  10.92  +5.29     
Family First  92,794  3.89  +1.62     
Independents  83,911  3.52  +0.53  3.33 
Votes for other than listed parties 15,766 0.66 -1.07       
Totals 2,384,179  100.00    30  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.


Liberal National Party: In July 2008, the Liberal Party and the National Party in Queensland agreed to merge to form a new party to contest state and federal elections, the Liberal National Party. This party is shown as 'Liberal National Party (Qld)' in the national summary for the House of Representatives in this database.

In spite of campaigning under the same party label, 5 of the 21 candidates elected in Queensland as members of the Liberal National Party chose to sit as members of the National Party caucus, the remaining 16 sitting as members of the parliamentary Liberal Party.

Independents and non-affiliated: The vote shown for Independents at this election is the sum of votes cast for all candidates registered as Independents in Queensland (83,310 votes) and those candidates who ran for office without any registered party name (601 votes). Independent Bob Katter was returned at this election for the Queensland seat of Kennedy.


Voting figures were calculated from the Australian Electoral Commission 'Virtual Tally Room' web page 'First Preferences by Party', on line at: [accessed 20 November 2013]