Election held on 3 October 1998
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'
|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||377,545||36.21||+1.48||7||0||50.00|
|Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party||96,708||9.27||*||0|
|Votes for other than listed parties||44,668||4.28||+2.61|
* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.
The vote shown for Independents at this election in Western Australia is the sum of votes cast for all candidates registered as Independents (7) and one candidates who ran for office without any registered party name. There were 8 such candidates.
The votes cast for the Greens WA in Western Australia at this election are included with the votes for the Australian Greens in the national summary for the House of Representatives .
Australian Electoral Commission, Election 98, Volume 1, National Results, Canberra 1998; Australian Electoral Commission, Electoral Statistics 1993, 1996, 1998, CD-ROM, Canberra,1999; 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: Marian Simms and John Warhurst (editors), Howard's Agenda: The 1998 Australian Election, St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 2000 (ISBN 0 7022 3163 0).