ID 0164

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Victoria

(for more information on this election see national summary for the House of Representatives)

Election of 2 December 1972


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House of Representatives votes and seats won in Victoria

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Election held on 2 December 1972
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  854,201  47.28  +5.94  14  41.18 
Liberal Party   606,273  33.56  -4.00  14  41.18 
Democratic Labor Party  150,824  8.35  -2.46     
Country Party  134,158  7.43  +0.59  17.65 
Australia Party  38,743  2.14     
Independents  15,930  0.88  -1.75     
Votes for other than listed parties 6,401 0.35 -0.48       
Totals 1,806,530  100.00    34  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.

Sources

Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1965-1974, Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1977 (ISBN 0708113400); 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).