ID 1585

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in New South Wales

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

Election of 7 September 2013


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in New South Wales

Total number of voters on the roll
4,817,615
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
48
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
4,817,615
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
4,494,835
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
93.30%
Total valid votes
4,153,829
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
7.59%
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 New South Wales

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Election held on 7 September 2013
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  1,551,436  37.35  +0.68  23  47.92 
Australian Labor Party  1,433,842  34.52  -2.76  18  37.50 
National Party  414,772  9.99  +2.06  14.58 
Australian Greens  330,050  7.95  -2.29     
Palmer United Party  174,551  4.20     
Christian Democratic Party  88,576  2.13  +0.77     
Independents  71,848  1.73  -2.62     
Votes for other than listed parties 88,754 2.14 -0.05       
Totals 4,153,829  100.00    48  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

Palmer United Party: The Palmer United Party was formed in 2013 by mining businessman Clive Palmer, who had been previously associated with the Queensland National Party and its successor, the Liberal National Party. The Palmer United Party endorsed candidates in every House of Representatives electoral district in Australia, and in Senate elections for all states and territories. The Party's policies argued for limiting paid lobbyists, changes to refugee policies, abolition of a carbon tax, more mineral processing in Australia, and greater expenditure in regional Australia. The Party only won the Queensland House of Representatives seat of Fairfax which was contested by Palmer himself.

Other parties: The Australian Electoral Commission listed sixteen registered party groupings for this House of Representatives election in New South Wales whose votes are not separately listed in the table above. None of these parties gained 1 percent of the first preference votes at this election, had a candidate elected or met any of the other criteria for listing in this database for the state summary for this House of Representatives election in New South Wales (see listed party). For details of the votes won by these parties, see the reference in 'Sources', below. Note that some of these parties may have qualified for listing in other state summaries for this election.

Sources

Voting figures are taken from the Australian Electoral Commission 'Election 2013' web page 'First Preferences by Party', online at:
https://bit.ly/2sq1h9S [accessed 12 December 2013]