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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in New South Wales

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

Election of 2 March 1996

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Senate votes and seats won, and seats held in New South Wales

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Election held on 2 March 1996
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 %
Liberal Party - National Party (joint ticket)  1,522,722  41.35  +2.46  50.00         
Australian Labor Party  1,370,918  37.23  -9.69  33.33  33.33  41.67 
Australian Democrats  351,491  9.55  +4.63  16.67  16.67  8.33 
Greens  97,928  2.66  -0.73           
Shooters Party  74,032  2.01  +0.23           
Liberal Party            33.33  33.33 
National Party            16.67  16.67 
Votes for other than listed parties 265,192 7.20 +4.60             
Totals 3,682,283  100.00    100.00  100.00  12  100.00 

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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 New South Wales, Green party groupings which had fielded candidates at previous Senate elections endorsed candidates under the name of the Australian 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).

For a general review of this election, see: Clive Bean, Marian Simms, Scott Bennett and John Warhurst (editors), The Politics of Retribution: The 1996 Federal Election, St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1997 (ISBN 1 86448 386 5).