ID 0246

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Northern Territory

(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 Northern Territory

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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 %
Country Liberal Party  38,302  45.04  +0.35  100.00 
Australian Labor Party  36,994  43.50  -11.81     
Greens  5,324  6.26     
Independents  4,423  5.20     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 85,043  100.00    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.

Notes

The vote shown for Independents at this election in the Northern Territory is the sum of votes cast for 2 candidates registered as Independents.

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).