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Parliament of Australian Capital Territory, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 20 October 2001

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Australian Capital Territory, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 20 October 2001
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  79,616  41.72  +14.11  47.06 
Liberal Party  60,390  31.64  -6.18  41.18 
ACT Greens  17,369  9.10  0.00  5.88 
Australian Democrats  15,338  8.04  +2.06  5.88 
Independents  11,732  6.15  +2.18     
Liberal Democratic Party  1,873  0.98     
Votes for other than listed parties 4,522 2.37 -1.09       
Totals 190,840  100.00    17  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.


Government in office at election: The Carnell Liberal Party and Michael Moore Independent Group coalition minority government was replaced on 18 October 2001 by the Humphries Liberal Party and Moore Independents coalition minority government.

Independents: At this Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly election, the vote shown for Indepdents is the sum of votes cast for all candidates who ran for office without a registered party name or as members of the Dave Rugendyke ticket (2), the Kaine Independent Group (4) or the Paul Osborne ticket (2). There were 23 such candidates.

Reference: For a survey of voting behaviour at this election, see Terry Giesecke, 'The 2001 ACT Election: Determinants of Voting Behaviour in the Post Modern Era', AQ (Australian Quarterly) 77 (1) January-February 2005: 9-20.


Australian Capital Territory Electoral Commission, Election Statistics: ACT Legislative Assembly Election, 20 October 2001, Canberra: Elections ACT, 2001 (ISBN 0642601313); ACT Electoral Commission website (