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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Australian Capital Territory

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

Election of 3 October 1998

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House of Representatives votes and seats won in Australian Capital Territory

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Election held on 3 October 1998
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  98,588  50.64  +2.73  100.00 
Liberal Party  59,424  30.52  -10.40     
Australian Democrats  14,394  7.39     
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  9,895  5.08     
Australian Greens  8,145  4.18     
Independents  1,057  0.54  -1.52     
Votes for other than listed parties 3,180 1.63 +1.23       
Totals 194,683  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.


The votes shown for Independents at this election in the Australian Capital Territory are the votes cast for a single candidate registered as an Independent.


Australian Electoral Commission, Election 98, Volume 1, National Results, Canberra 1998; 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: Marian Simms and John Warhurst (editors), Howard's Agenda: The 1998 Australian Election, St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 2000 (ISBN 0 7022 3163 0).