Election held on 9 March 2013
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 %|
|Australian Labor Party||392,470||33.13||-2.70||21||0||35.59|
|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: At the Legislative Assembly election in September 2008, the Australian Labor Party government led by Premier Carpenter lost its majority in the Assembly. After extended negotiations, the leader of the Liberal Party, Barnett, gained the support of National Party members and one of the three Independent members (Elizabeth Constable), to become Premier of a three component coalition minority government kept in office by at least one of the two other Independents.
After a cabinet reshuffle on 29 June 2012, the sole Independent member of the government, Elizabeth Constable, lost her portfolio as Minister of Education, and returned to the back bench. This removed the Independent component of the coalition government; the ministry remained a coalition minority government of Liberal Party and National Party ministers under Premier Barnett.
Government in office after election: The Liberal Party won a majority of seats at this Assembly election (2013) but chose to continue to govern in coalition with the National Party, in part to maintain a government majority in the upper house, the Legislative Council.
Independents: The vote shown for independents at this election is the sum of votes cast for all candidates registered as Independents (33) and six candidates who ran for office without any registered party name. No Independent candidate was elected at this election.
Australian Christians: This new party was committed to Christian principles and pro-family and pro-life policies; the party had some organizational links with the Christian Democratic Party which fielded candidates at the previous Assembly election in 2008. At the 2013 election, Australian Christians fielded 42 candidates for the Legislative Assembly.
Family First: This party grouping was committed to family values and endorsed 16 candidates at this Assembly election (2013).
Results calculated from the Western Australian Electoral Commission website: https://bit.ly/2JEFwHQ [accessed 2 May 2013]