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Parliament of Victoria, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 24 November 2018


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General election for the Legislative Assembly
Victoria
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day)
24 November 2018

Government in office and parliamentary support before and after the election

Government in office at election

Premier in office at date of election. (check notes to see if change of Premier since previous election)
Premier's party affiliation
Australian Labor Party
Legislative Assembly support for government at election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

Premier in office after election.
Premier's party affiliation
Australian Labor Party
Legislative Assembly support for government after election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
4,139,326
Number of Assembly seats
88
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
4,139,326
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
3,732,062
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
90.16%
Total valid votes
3,514,586
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
5.83%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 18 years, single member districts, preferential voting (AV), compulsory preferences, compulsory voting


Victoria, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 24 November 2018
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  1,506,467  42.86  +4.76  55  62.50 
Liberal Party  1,069,146  30.42  -6.04  21  23.86 
Australian Greens  376,704  10.72  -0.76  3.41 
Independents  213,294  6.07  +2.72  3.41 
National Party  167,625  4.77  -0.76  6.82 
Animal Justice Party  63,974  1.82  +1.59     
Shooters and Fishers Party  24,257  0.69  +0.61     
Democratic Labor Party  24,097  0.69  +0.60     
Victorian Socialist Party  15,442  0.44     
Australian Sex Party  12,693  0.36  +0.10     
Transport Matters Party  10,313  0.29     
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party  9,277  0.26     
Sustainable Australia  8,183  0.23     
Australian Country Alliance  6,566  0.19  -1.10     
Liberal Democratic Party  4,030  0.11     
Aussie Battler Party  1,286  0.04     
Australian Liberty Alliance  1,232  0.04     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 3,514,586  100.00    88  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

Government in office at election: At the previous Victorian Legislative Assembly election in 2014, the Australian Labor Party had won a 3 seat majority in the Assembly, defeating the Napthine Liberal Party and National Party coalition minority government. Andrews, the leader of the Labor Party, was commissioned as Premier of an Australian Labor Party majority government on 3 December 2014.

At this Assembly election in 2018, the Andrews Australian Labor Party government was returned with an increased majority in the Assembly.

Australian Greens: The Australian Greens had gained their their first seats in the Victorian Assembly at the 2014 general election, winning the seats of Melbourne and Prahran. The party had contested Victorian Assembly elections since 1992, first as the Greens (in 1992 and 1996) and then, after a reorganization, as the Australian Greens from 1999. At this general election for the Assembly in 2018, the party fielded candidates in all 88 Assembly electoral districts. It retained the seats of Melbourne and Prahran, and won the seat of Brunswick from the Australian Labor Party.

Independents: The vote shown for Independents at this election is the sum of votes cast for all 102 candidates who registered as Independents or left their party affiliation blank, and are shown as votes for 'other candidates' by the Victorian Electoral Commission. Suzanna Sheed was returned as an Independent from the electoral district of Shepparton, Bill Tilley won the seat of Benambra, and Ali Cupper was elected to the seat of Mildura.

Shooters and Fishers Party: The Shooters and Fishers Party contested this Victorian Assembly election in 2018 under the new name of 'Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party'. It was the successor to the Shooters Party which had contested Senate elections in some states since 1993 and had elected members to the New South Wales Legislative Council since 1995. The 2014 election was the first time that the Shooters and Fishers Party (or its predecessor) had contested a Victorian Assembly general election and it gained two seats in the Victorian Legislative Council at the 2014 election. The party fielded 8 candidates at this Assembly election in 2018, none of whom was elected.

The former name -- Shooters and Fishers Party -- has been kept in this Database to assist comparison of the party's record over time and in other electoral forums.

Democratic Labor Party and Labour DLP: The party formerly known as the Democratic Labor Party endorsed 23 candidates at this Victorian Assembly election under the name 'Labour DLP'; the former name has been kept in this Database to assist comparison of the party's record over time and in other electoral forums.

Victorian Socialist Party: The Victorian Socialist Party endorsed 18 candidates at this Assembly election; a party with similar goals, the Socialist Alliance, had contested the 2014 Victorian Assembly election with 2 candidates and had won 1,728 votes at that election.

Australian Sex Party and Fiona Patten's Reason Party: The Australian Sex Party had contested state and federal elections since 2010 and its candidate, Fiona Patten, had won a seat in the Victorian Legislative Council in 2014 but, for this Victorian Assembly election, the party endorsed 10 candidates under the party's new name of Fiona Patten's Reason Party. The former name has been kept in this Database to assist comparison of the party's record over time and in other electoral forums.

Transport Matters Party: This party was opposed to the deregulation of taxi services; it fielded 10 candidates at this Victorian Assembly election.

Derryn Hinch's Justice Party: Derryn Hinch's Justice Party was formed by the former broadcaster and TV personality who was known as for his actions against paedophiles and his policies of increasing the punishment for criminals. Derryn Hinch was elected to the Senate from Victoria at the federal election in 2016 and his party contested Senate seats in all states. The party endorsed 6 candidates at this election in 2018 for the Victorian Legislative Assembly.

Australian Country Alliance and the Australian Country Party: The Australian Country Alliance changed its name to the Australian Country Party for this Assembly election; the party endorsed two candidates for this Assembly election in 2018. The former name has been kept in this Database to assist comparison of the party's record over time and in other electoral forums.

Sustainable Australia: Sustainable Australia fielded candidates for the Australian Capital Territory Assembly election and the federal election for the Senate, both elections held in 2016. The party's policies aim to limit population growth; the party endorsed 11 candidates for this Victorian Assembly election.

Liberal Democratic Party: After some difficulty with registering its party name over objections from the Liberal Party, the party was registered for Senate elections from 2010. The party believed in small government and traditional libertarian principles. The party was successful in electing a senator (David Leyonhjelm) from New South Wales in 2013 who was returned at the 2016 Senate election. The party won a seat at the Western Australian Legislative Council elections in 2017 (Aaron Stonehouse) and endorsed 4 candidates for this Victorian Assembly election in 2018.

Aussie Battler Party: The Aussie Battler Party was against conventional politicians and in favour of a range of policies that suit 'ordinary people'. It was a quintessential populist party; the party endorsed 3 candidates for this Victorian Assembly election.

Australian Liberty Alliance: The Australian Liberty Alliance is a '... right-wing micro party ...' see Wikipedia, online here [accessed 28 November 2018]. The party endorsed a single candidate for this Assembly election.

Sources

Election results are taken from the Victorian Electoral Commission's webpage, 'Virtual Tally Room State Election 2018', online here [accessed 12 December 2018].



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