Election held on 17 November 1973
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||1,069,614||42.93||-2.09||44||1||44.44|
|Democratic Labor Party||148,378||5.96||+2.78||1||0||1.01|
|Votes for other than listed parties||838||0.03||-0.45|
Australian Labor Party: The Australian Labor Party in New South Wales was in the process of a major reconstruction; see Clune and Turner, pp. 71-77 (see 'Reference', below).
Seat won by Democratic Labor Party: This election was the only occasion that a Democratic Labor Party candidate won a seat at a lower house general election in Australia. The result (in the electoral district of Gordon) was the consequence of an omission by the sitting Liberal Party MLA and Health Minister A H (Harry) Jago who neglected to submit his nomination papers for the election by the due date (see NSW Legislative Assembly Hansard, 23 September 1997, article 23, p. 326). The Liberal Party gave its support to the Democratic Labor Party candidate, K J Harrold, who won the seat in competition with a Labor Party candidate.
Reference: For a comprehensive survey of this election and the preceding period, see David Clune and Ken Turner, '1973', in Michael Hogan and David Clune (editors), The People's Choice: Electoral Politics in 20th Century New South Wales, vol. 3 (1968-1999), pp. 71-110, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907412).
Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1965-1974, pp. 105-108, (Canberra; Australian National University Press, 1977, ISBN 0708113400); New South Wales, Parliament, The New South Wales Parliamentary Record: Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly, 1824-1999, vol. VI, pp. 7-15, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales, 1999).