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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Tasmania

(for more information on this election see national summary for the Senate)

Election of 13 March 1993

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Senate votes and seats won, and seats held in Tasmania

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Election held on 13 March 1993
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 by ticket n Seats won by ticket % Seats won by party n Seats won by party % Seats held by party n Seats held by party %
Australian Labor Party  131,876  42.71  +1.45  50.00  50.00  41.67 
Liberal Party  113,347  36.71  -7.36  33.33  33.33  41.67 
Brian Harradine Group  32,202  10.43  16.67  16.67  8.33 
Tasmanian Greens  21,087  6.83           
Australian Democrats  5,162  1.67  -6.19        8.33 
Votes for other than listed parties 5,089 1.65 -0.30             
Totals 308,763  100.00    100.00  100.00  12  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.


See the Glossary of this website for information on Senate elections and details of the distinction between Seats won by ticket and Seats won by party, and between Seats won and Seats held.

At this Senate election in Tasmania, the party grouping which had supported the United Tasmania Group ticket at the previous Senate election, endorsed candidates under the name of the Tasmanian Greens.


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).