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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election

Election of 13 December 1975


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House of Representatives votes and seats won, national summary

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Election held on 13 December 1975
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  3,313,004  42.84  -6.46  36  28.35 
Liberal Party  3,232,159  41.80  +6.85  68  53.54 
National Country Party  853,943  11.04  22  17.32 
Democratic Labor Party  101,750  1.32  -0.10     
Australia Party  33,630  0.43  -1.89     
Country Liberal Party (NT)  15,976  0.21  0.79 
Votes for other than listed parties 182,116 2.36 +0.32       
Totals 7,732,578  100.00    127  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

Government at election: Fraser became prime minister of a Liberal Party-National Country Party coalition minority government on 11 November 1975 after the dismissal of the Whitlam Australian Labor Party majority government by the Governor General.

Sources

Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1975-1984, Rushcutters Bay, NSW: Australian National University Press, 1986 (ISBN 008033038X); 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 survey of this election, see Howard R Penniman (editor), Australia at the Polls: The National Elections of 1975, Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1977 (ISBN 0844732397).