ID 0574

Parliament of Northern Territory, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 30 August 1997


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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)
30 August 1997

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 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
101,886
Number of Assembly seats
25
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
101,886
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
80,479
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
78.99%
Total valid votes
76,318
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
5.17%
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 30 August 1997
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  41,722  54.67  +2.76  18  72.00 
Australian Labor Party  29,365  38.48  -2.90  28.00 
Independents  4,158  5.45  -0.44     
Votes for other than listed parties 1,073 1.41 +1.33       
Totals 76,318  100.00    25  100.00 


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Sources

Dean Jaensch and Deborah Wade-Marshall, The 1997 Elections in the the Northern Territory (NARU Report No.6), Darwin: North Australia Research Unit, Australian National University, 1997



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