ID 0240

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 March 1996


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House of Representatives votes and seats won in Victoria

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Election held on 2 March 1996
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  1,190,404  42.92  -3.52  15  40.54 
Liberal Party   1,106,556  39.90  -0.31  20  54.05 
Australian Democrats  203,892  7.35  +3.66     
National Party  128,091  4.62  -0.39  5.41 
Independents  45,243  1.63  -1.13     
Votes for other than listed parties 99,135 3.57 +1.69       
Totals 2,773,321  100.00    37  100.00 


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Notes

The vote shown for Independents at this election in Victoria is the sum of votes cast for all candidates registered as Independents (21) and those candidates who ran for office without any registered party name (5). There were 26 such candidates.

Sources

Australian Electoral Commission, Electoral Statistics 1993, 1996, 1998, CD-ROM, Canberra,1999; 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, Marian Simms, Scott Bennett and John Warhurst (editors), The Politics of Retribution: The 1996 Federal Election, St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1997 (ISBN 1 86448 386 5).