1996 Primary Vote Winners, Preference Vote Losers

There were 7 seats in the 1996 Federal election where the primary vote lead was overturned on preferences.

This table provides some statistics on this phenomenon.

Seats Requiring Preference Allocation in 1996
State Total No. Seats No. Requiring Preferences No. Seats Where Primary Lead Overturned
NSW
50
18 (36%)
1
Page – ALP lead overturned
VIC
37
14 (38%)
1
McMillan – ALP lead overturned
QLD
26
14 (54%)
3
Brisbane – Lib. lead overturned
Capricornia – ALP lead overturned
Leichhardt – ALP lead overturned
WA
14
9 (64%)
1
Curtin – Lib. lead overturned
SA
12
5 (42%)
0
TAS
5
2 (40%)
0
ACT & NT
4
2 (50%)
1
Namadgi – Lib. lead overturned
Total
148
65 (45%)
7
ALP lead overturned in 4
Lib. lead overturned in 3


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