ID 0568

Parliament of Northern Territory, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 7 June 1980


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General election for the Legislative Assembly
Northern Territory
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day)
7 June 1980

Government in office and parliamentary support before and after the election

Government in office at election

Premier in office at date of election. (check notes to see if change of Premier since previous election)
Premier's party affiliation
Country Liberal Party
Legislative Assembly support for government at election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

Premier's party affiliation
Country Liberal Party
Legislative Assembly support for government after election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
53,218
Number of Assembly seats
19
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
53,218
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
41,484
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
77.95%
Total valid votes
40,156
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.2%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Single member districts, preferential voting (AV), compulsory preferences, compulsory voting


Northern Territory, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 7 June 1980
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 %
Country Liberal Party  20,065  49.97  +9.83  11  57.89 
Australian Labor Party  15,818  39.39  +1.16  36.84 
Independents  3,251  8.10  -3.59  5.26 
Progress Party  210  0.52  -9.23     
Votes for other than listed parties 812 2.02 +1.83       
Totals 40,156  100.00    19  100.00 


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Notes

Government in office at election: Everingham replaced Letts as premier on 21 September 1977.

Sources

Dean Jaensch and Deborah Wade-Marshall, Point of Order! The Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory, 1974-1994, Darwin: Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory and North Australia Research Unit, Australian National University, 1994 (ISBN 0 7315 2077 9)



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