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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Tasmania

(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 Tasmania

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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  150,384  48.91  +4.60  100.00 
Liberal Party  117,377  38.17  -6.29     
Australian Greens  17,091  5.56     
Australian Democrats  10,024  3.26  -0.83     
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  7,553  2.46     
Votes for other than listed parties 5,048 1.64 +0.84       
Totals 307,477  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 Australian Greens in Tasmania were the successor party grouping to the Tasmanian Greens which had fielded candidates at the previous (1996) House of Representatives election in Tasmania.

Sources

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).