ID 0215

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 11 July 1987


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in New South Wales

Total number of voters on the roll
3,555,060
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
51
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
3,555,060
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
3,338,616
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
93.91%
Total valid votes
3,185,920
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
4.57%
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 11 July 1987
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  1,438,985  45.17  -3.09  28  54.90 
Liberal Party  1,059,597  33.26  +0.50  13  25.49 
National Party  375,443  11.78  +1.25  10  19.61 
Australian Democrats  201,924  6.34  +0.42     
Independents  107,029  3.36  +1.42     
Votes for other than listed parties 2,942 0.09 -0.50       
Totals 3,185,920  100.00    51  100.00 


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Notes

The vote shown for Independents at this House of Representatives election in New South Wales is the sum of votes cast for all candidates registered as Independents (32) and candidates who ran for office without any registered party name (6). There were 38 such candidates.

Sources

Australian Electoral Commission, Election Statistics, Result of Count, Senate, House of Representatives, Election 1987, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1987 (ISBN 0644072267); Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, Sydney: Federation Press, 2002 (ISBN 1862874344); Gerard Newman, Federal Election Results 1949-2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information and Research Services, Research Paper 9 2001-02, 2002 (ISSN 13287478).

For a general review of this election, see Ian McAllister and John Warhurst (editors), Australia Votes: The 1987 Federal Election, Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, 1988 (ISBN 058271224 6).