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Parliament of New South Wales, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 27 March 1999


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New South Wales, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 27 March 1999
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  1,576,886  42.21  +0.94  55  59.14 
Liberal Party  927,368  24.82  -8.02  20  21.51 
National Party  331,343  8.87  -2.23  13  13.98 
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  281,147  7.53     
Independents  190,793  5.11  +0.41  5.38 
Greens  145,019  3.88  +1.31     
Australian Democrats  124,520  3.33  +0.49     
Christian Democratic Party  55,819  1.49     
Unity Party  39,562  1.06     
Australians Against Further Immigration  34,590  0.93  -0.19     
Earthsave Party  6,391  0.17     
Ivan Petch [Independent]  3,494  0.09     
Citizens Electoral Council  3,416  0.09  +0.09     
Democratic Socialist Electoral League  3,404  0.09     
Outdoor Recreation Party  3,341  0.09     
Non-Custodial Parents Party  2,700  0.07     
No Badgerys Creek Airport Party  1,196  0.03     
Timbarra Clean Water Party  887  0.02     
Gun Owners & Sporting Hunters Party  885  0.02     
Republic 2000/People First Party  837  0.02     
Euthanasia Referendum Party  774  0.02     
Communist Party  549  0.01     
Natural Law Party  508  0.01  -0.19     
Socialist Equality Party  402  0.01     
Voice of the People [Independent]  248  0.01     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 3,736,079  100.00    93  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

Size of Legislative Assembly and redistribution: The membership of the Legislative Assembly was reduced from 99 to 93 member in 1997 and a redistribution carried out in 1997-1998; see Smith, pp. 387-388 (see 'Reference', below).

Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party: This rural based populist party contested the 1999 New South Wales election after winning more than 20 percent of the vote in the June 1998 Queensland Assembly election, and 8 percent of the vote in the October 1998 House of Representatives elections.

Christian Democratic Party: This party was the successor to the Call to Australia party; see Smith. p. 396 (see 'Reference', below).

Unity Party: The formation of this party was prompted by the anti-immigrant policies of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party, and supported multiculturalism and the rights of ethnic communities; see Smith, Against the Machines, p. 100, (see 'Reference', below).

Independents and minor parties: At this election, there were 73 Independent candidates, 5 of whom were elected, and 180 candidates from 18 unlisted minor parties; see Smith, pp. 395-396, 408 (see 'Reference', below), and Green, p. 5 (see 'Sources', below).

Reference: For a comprehensive survey of this election and the preceding period, see Rodney Smith, '1999', in Michael Hogan and David Clune (editors), The People's Choice: Electoral Politics in 20th Century New South Wales, vol. 3 (1968-1999), pp. 369-413, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907412).

For a study of minor parties and groups contesting New South Wales elections, see Smith, Against the Machines: Minor Parties and Independents in New South Wales 1910-2006, (Sydney: Federation Press, 2006, ISBN 9781862876231).

Sources

Antony Green, New South Wales Elections 1999, (Sydney: New South Wales Parliamentary Library Research Service, Background Paper No. 4/99, 1999, ISSN 1325-5142, ISBN 073131655X) online here [accessed 3 August 2015]; Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, pp. 308-309, (Sydney: Federation Press, 2002, ISBN 1862874344); 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); and note Antony Green, New South Wales Legislative Assembly Elections 1999: Two-Candidate preferred results by Polling Place, Background Paper 6/99, ISSN 1325-5142 ISBN 0 7313 1664 9, online here [accessed 3 August 2015].