ID 0168

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Tasmania

(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 Tasmania

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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  123,814  58.94  +6.28  100.00 
Liberal Party  73,166  34.83  -1.34     
Democratic Labor Party  10,086  4.80  +0.49     
Independents  1,915  0.91  -5.41     
Votes for other than listed parties 1,076 0.51 -0.02       
Totals 210,057  100.00    100.00 

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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).