ID 0908

Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Western Australia

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

Election of 10 November 2001


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Senate votes and seats won, and seats held in Western Australia

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Election held on 10 November 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 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  443,597  40.13  +1.71  50.00  50.00  50.00 
Australian Labor Party  377,547  34.15  -0.52  33.33  33.33  33.33 
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  77,757  7.03  -3.33           
Australian Democrats  64,773  5.86  -0.54  16.67  16.67  16.67 
Greens WA  64,736  5.86  +0.12           
National Party  26,015  2.35  +1.09           
Votes for other than listed parties 51,104 4.62 +1.47             
Totals 1,105,529  100.00    100.00  100.00  12  100.00 


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Notes

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.

The votes won by the Greens WA in Western Australia at this election are included with the votes for the Australian Greens in the national summary for the Senate.

Sources

Australian Electoral Commission, Election 2001: Election Results, CD-ROM, Canberra, 2002 (ISBN 0642501815); Scott Bennett, Gerard Newman and Andrew Kopras, Commonwealth Election 2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information Research Services, Research Paper No. 11 2001–02, 2002 (ISSN 13287478).

For a general review of this election, see John Warhurst and Marian Simms (editors), 2001: The Centenary Election, St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 2002 (ISBN 070223303X); David Solomon (editor), Howard's Race: Winning the Unwinnable Election, Pymble, NSW: HarperCollins, 2002 (ISBN 073227373 0).