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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in New South Wales

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

Election of 24 March 1990


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House of Representatives votes and seats won in New South Wales

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Election held on 24 March 1990
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  1,380,780  41.16  -4.01  30  58.82 
Liberal Party  975,083  29.07  -4.19  12  23.53 
National Party  377,687  11.26  -0.53  15.69 
Australian Democrats  342,540  10.21  +3.87     
Independents  161,579  4.82  +1.46    1.96 
Votes for other than listed parties 117,002 3.49 +3.40       
Totals 3,354,671  100.00    51  100.00 


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Notes

The vote shown for Independents at this House of Representatives election in New South Wales is the sum of votes cast for all candidates registered as Independents (52) and candidates who ran for office without any registered party name (9). There were 61 such candidates.

Sources

Australian Electoral Commission, Statistics, Result of Count: Senate, House of Representatives Election 1990, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1990 (ISBN 0644130563); 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 Clive Bean, Ian McAllister and John Warhurst (editors), The Greening of Australian Politics: The 1990 Federal Election, Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, 1990 (ISBN 0582870313).