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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 29 March 1901


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in New South Wales

Total number of voters on the roll
328,765
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
26
Number of uncontested seats
1
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
13,863
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
314,902
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
215,104
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
68.31%
Total valid votes
211,034
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.89%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Varied by state for first election: NSW used single member districts; first past the post (plurality) voting


House of Representatives votes and seats won in New South Wales

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Election held on 29 March 1901
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 %
Free Trade Party  95,284  45.15  12  46.15 
Protectionist Party  75,160  35.62  30.77 
Australian Labor Party  38,822  18.40  23.08 
Votes for other than listed parties 1,768 0.84 0.00       
Totals 211,034  100.00    26  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

Election date: some polls were held on 30 March 1901.

Government at election: Barton was commissioned by the Governor General to form the first ministry on 1 January 1901. It included representatives from all states.

Sources

Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700).