ID 1591

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Western Australia

(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 Western Australia

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 Western Australia

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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  599,153  47.31  +0.29  12  80.00 
Australian Labor Party  364,252  28.76  -2.42  20.00 
Australian Greens  123,370  9.74  -3.39     
Palmer United Party  67,332  5.32     
National Party  49,430  3.90  +0.32     
Australian Christians  25,649  2.03     
Family First  11,777  0.93  -0.79     
Votes for other than listed parties 25,541 2.02 +1.08       
Totals 1,266,504  100.00    15  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.


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. In the House of Representatives, he Party only won the Queensland seat of Fairfax which was contested by Palmer himself.

Australian Christians: This party was committed to Christian principles and pro-family and pro-life policies. It contested the Western Australian Legislative Assembly elections in March 2013, and had some organizational links with the Christian Democratic Party which fielded candidates at the previous WA Assembly election in 2008.

Other parties: The Australian Electoral Commission listed seven registered party groupings for this House of Representatives election whose votes are not separately listed in the table above. None of these parties gained 1 percent of the formal (valid) vote 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 Western Australia (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.


Voting figures are taken from the Australian Electoral Commission 'Election 2013' web page 'First Preferences by Party', online at: [accessed 12 December 2013]