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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in New South Wales

(for more information on this election see national summary for the Senate)

Election of 13 December 1919


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Senate votes and seats won, and seats held in New South Wales

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Election held on 13 December 1919
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 by ticket n Seats won by ticket % Seats won by party n Seats won by party % Seats held by party n Seats held by party %
Australian Labor Party  281,315  43.26  -0.25  33.33  33.33  16.67 
Nationalist Party (Nationalists)  242,336  37.26  -17.76  66.67  66.67  83.33 
Farmers and Settlers Party  100,620  15.47           
Independents  15,559  2.39           
Votes for other than listed parties 10,508 1.62 +0.15             
Totals 650,338  100.00    100.00  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

See the Glossary of this website for information on Senate elections and details of the distinction between Seats won by ticket and Seats won by party, and between Seats won and Seats held.

The 1919 election was the first Senate election to use preferential voting (the alternative vote) in multimember electoral districts (the states) for the election of senators.

The votes gained by the Farmers and Settlers Party for the Senate election in New South Wales are included in the votes for the Country Party in the national summary for the Senate for this election.

Sources

Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra; Australian National University Press, 1968 SBN 708112700); Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Senate.