ID 0289

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election

Election of 11 July 1987


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House of Representatives votes and seats won, national summary

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Election held on 11 July 1987
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  4,232,563  45.83  -1.72  86  58.11 
Liberal Party  3,169,391  34.32  +0.26  43  29.05 
National Party  1,064,230  11.52  +0.89  19  12.84 
Australian Democrats  557,259  6.03  +0.58     
Independents  148,164  1.60     
Country Liberal Party (NT)  21,668  0.23  -0.08     
Votes for other than listed parties 41,811 0.45 -1.54       
Totals 9,235,086  100.00    148  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.

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Sources

Australian Electoral Commission, Election Statistics, Result of Count, Senate, House of Representatives, Election 1987, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1987 (ISBN 0644072267); 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 Ian McAllister and John Warhurst (editors), Australia Votes: The 1987 Federal Election, Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, 1988 (ISBN 058271224 6).