Which Seats Have Changed Hands So Far In The Federal Election?

This table shows the House of Representatives seats that have changed hands at the 2016 federal election.

Note: Counting has not concluded. Other seats may be added to this list in coming days. The swing percentages shown below may alter slightly. Details of the latest counting is here.

So far, 16 seats have changed hands. The Liberal/LNP/CLP have lost 13 seats, 11 to the ALP, one to the Nick Xenophon Team (NXT) and one to The Nationals. The ALP has lost one seat to the Liberals.

The Coalition parties went into the election holding 90 seats, the ALP 55, with 5 crossbenchers.

In NSW, the seat of Barton, whilst held by the Liberal Party, was notionally Labor (4.4%), following a redistribution. The seat of Dobell, whilst held by the Liberal Party, was nationally Labor (0.2%). The seat of Paterson, whilst held by the Liberal Party, was notionally Labor (0.4%).

In WA, the newly-created seat of Burt was notionally Liberal (6.1%).

One former MP, Mike Kelly, who held Eden-Monaro from 2007 until 2013, has regained the seat at this election. Australia’s youngest-ever MP and minister, Wyatt Roy, now 26, has lost Longman, after winning it in 2010 at the age of 20.

Linda Burney, the new ALP member for Barton, is the first indigenous woman to be elected to the House of Representatives. She was a member of the NSW Legislative Assembly (2003-2016) and a minister (2007-2011). She was Deputy Leader of the NSW Opposition (2011-2016).

At the 2013 election, 22 seats changed hands.

Seats Changing Hands In 2016 House of Representatives Elections
No. Seat Held By Party New Member Party Swing
NEW SOUTH WALES
1.
Barton Nickolas Varvaris Liberal
notionally ALP 4.4%
Linda Burney ALP
3.92%
2.
Dobell Karen McNamara Liberal
notionally ALP 0.2%
Emma McBride ALP
5.37%
3.
Eden-Monaro Peter Hendy Liberal Mike Kelly ALP
6.31%
4.
Lindsay Fiona Scott Liberal Emma Husar ALP
4.38%
5.
Macarthur Russell Matheson Liberal Mike Freelander ALP
12.13%
6.
Macquarie Louise Markus Liberal Susan Templeman ALP
6.76%
7.
Paterson Bob Baldwin (ret)
Karen Howard
Liberal
notionally ALP 0.4%
Meryl Swanson ALP
10.82%
VICTORIA
8.
Chisholm Anna Burke (ret)
Stefanie Perri
ALP Julia Banks Liberal
2.57%
9.
Murray Sharman Stone (ret)
Duncan McGauchie
Liberal Damian Drum The Nationals
55.50%
2013: Lib 70.87
QUEENSLAND
10.
Longman Wyatt Roy Liberal National Susan Lamb ALP
8.39%
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
11.
Burt New Seat
Matt O’Sullivan
notionally Liberal 6.1% Matt Keogh ALP
14.49%
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
12.
Mayo Jamie Briggs Liberal Rebekha Sharkie Nick Xenophon Team
55.13%
TASMANIA
13.
Bass Andrew Nikolic Liberal Ross Hart ALP
10.68%
14
Braddon Brett Whiteley Liberal Justine Keay ALP
5.21%
15.
Lyons Eric Hutchinson Liberal Brian Mitchell ALP
3.53%
NORTHERN TERRITORY
16.
Solomon Natasha Griggs Country Liberal Luke Gosling ALP
7.86%


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