Election held on 7 March 1987
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'
|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||20,074||39.42||-18.81||16||0||64.00|
|Australian Labor Party||18,307||35.95||+0.36||6||0||24.00|
|Votes for other than listed parties||0||0.00||-1.80|
* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.
Dean Jaensch and Deborah Wade-Marshall, Point of Order! The Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory, 1974-1994, Darwin: Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory and North Australia Research Unit, Australian National University, 1994 (ISBN 0 7315 2077 9)