ID 0227

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 24 March 1990


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
982,900
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
14
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
982,900
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
929,117
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.53%
Total valid votes
894,699
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.7%
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 24 March 1990
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  392,870  43.91  +2.12  42.86 
Australian Labor Party  316,186  35.34  -12.14  57.14 
Australian Democrats  75,197  8.40  +4.97     
Greens WA  67,164  7.51     
National Party  21,681  2.42  -4.48     
Votes for other than listed parties 21,601 2.41 +2.02       
Totals 894,699  100.00    14  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.

Sources

Australian Electoral Commission, Statistics, Result of Count: Senate, House of Representatives Election 1990, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1990 (ISBN 0644130563); 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 Clive Bean, Ian McAllister and John Warhurst (editors), The Greening of Australian Politics: The 1990 Federal Election, Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, 1990 (ISBN 0582870313).