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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Victoria

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

Election of 11 July 1987

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House of Representatives votes and seats won in Victoria

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Election held on 11 July 1987
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  1,139,337  46.95  -1.99  24  61.54 
Liberal Party   922,680  38.02  +1.14  12  30.77 
Australian Democrats  163,160  6.72  +1.68     
National Party  154,088  6.35  -0.02  7.69 
Independents  29,385  1.21     
Democratic Labor Party  3,334  0.14  -2.01     
Votes for other than listed parties 14,976 0.62 -0.02       
Totals 2,426,960  100.00    39  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.


The vote shown for Independents at this House of Representatives election in Victoria is the sum of votes cast for all candidates registered as Independents (13) and candidates who ran for office without any registered party name (13). There were 26 such candidates.


Australian Electoral Commission, Election Statistics, Result of Count, Senate, House of Representatives, Election 1987, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1987 (ISBN 0644072267); 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 Ian McAllister and John Warhurst (editors), Australia Votes: The 1987 Federal Election, Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, 1988 (ISBN 058271224 6).