Election held on 25 August 2012
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 n||Uncontested seats held n||Seat share %|
|Country Liberal Party||46,653||50.63||+5.23||16||0||64.00|
|Australian Labor Party||33,594||36.46||-6.72||8||0||32.00|
|Australia's First Nations Political Party||2,048||2.22||*||0|
|Australian Sex Party||717||0.78||*||0|
|Votes for other than listed parties||0||0.00||0.00|
* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.
Government in office at election: Henderson had been returned to office at the previous Legislative Assembly election in August 2008 as Chief Minister an Australian Labor Party government with a majority of one seat in the Assembly. In August 2009, a defection from the Labor caucus left the government dependent on the vote of Independent member Gerry Wood. Henderson continued as Chief Minister of a minority Labor government until this general election in 2012.
Independents: The votes shown for Independents at this election in the table above includes the votes for 10 candidates who registered as Independents, and 3 candidates who ran without any party label. One of the Independent candidates, Gerry Wood, was returned as the member for the electoral district of Nelson.
References: For a summary of information relating to this Northern Territory Assembly election, see Brenton Holmes, 'Northern Territory Election 2012', Parliamentary Library, Background Note, 31 October 2012, pp. 1-25.
Note also, Will Sanders, 'Winning Aboriginal Votes: Reflections on the 2012 Northern Territory Election', Australian Journal of Political Science, 47 (4) December 2012: 691-701.
Results calculated from figures provided by the Northern Territory Electoral Commission website: here [accessed 26 August 2012].