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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 2 July 2016

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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in New South Wales

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 New South Wales

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Election held on 2 July 2016
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 %
Australian Labor Party  1,611,549  36.93  +2.41  24  51.06 
Liberal Party  1,426,424  32.68  -4.67  16  34.04 
National Party  420,881  9.64  -0.34  14.89 
Australian Greens  390,737  8.95  +1.01     
Independents  173,923  3.99  +2.26     
Christian Democratic Party  169,966  3.89  +1.76     
Votes for other than listed parties 170,840 3.91 +1.78       
Totals 4,364,320  100.00    47  100.00 

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Christian Democratic Party: This party was affiliated with the Fred Nile Group, a socially conservative Christian party associated with the New South Wales politician Fred Nile who was first elected to the New South Wales Legislative Council in 1981. The group had contested several state and federal elections across Australia in the years following.

Independents and non-affiliated: The vote shown for Independents at this election is the sum of first preference votes cast for 41 candidates in New South Wales registered as Independents in New South Wales (171,795 votes) and one candidates who ran for office without any registered party name (2,128 votes). No Independent was elected at this election (2016) from New South Wales.

Other parties: The Australian Electoral Commission listed 30 registered party groupings for this House of Representatdives 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.


Voting figures were taken from the Australian Electoral Commission website 'First preference votes by party', online: here. [accessed 10 June 2017]