One Nation Wins Another Seat In NSW; Coalition Loses One More, Leyonhjelm Returns; Crossbench Grows To 20

The Senate results for New South Wales were finalised and announced this morning.

The Coalition retained 5 of its 6 senators, the ALP 4, the Greens 1 and Liberal Democrats 1. The final place was taken by One Nation.

The final composition of the Senate is now:

  • Coalition 30 (-3)
  • ALP 26 (+1)
  • Greens 9 (-1)
  • One Nation 4 (+4)
  • Nick Xenophon Team 3 (+2)
  • Liberal Democrats 1 (-)
  • Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party 1 (+1)
  • Family First 1 (-)
  • Jacqui Lambie Network 1 (-)
  • TOTAL = 76

The Coalition polled 35.85% of the primary vote and secured the re-election of its 5 senators – Marise Payne, Arthur Sinodinos, Fiona Nash (Nats), Connie Fierravanti-Wells and John Williams (Nats).

The Coalition has failed to replace Bill Heffernan, who retired at the election. Hollie Hughes, who at one stage threatened the Fierravanti-Wells’ position, has not been elected.

The ALP polled 31.28%, enough to return its 4 incumbent senators: Sam Dastyari, Jenny McAllister, Deborah O’Neill and Doug Cameron.

The Greens polled 7.41%, re-electing Lee Rhiannon to a second term.

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation polled 4.10% of the vote and elected Brian Burston. His election means that One Nation will have 4 senators in the new parliament.

The Liberal Democrats secured the re-election of David Leyonhjelm, off a primary vote of 3.09%.

The AEC preference distribution is shown at the end of this page.

Senate Count – Latest Update

This table shows the final results of the Senate elections held on July 2. The shaded rows at the top of the table shows the breakdown of the Coalition representatives.

Senate Results – 2016 Federal Election
Party NSW VIC QLD WA SA Tas ACT NT Total
— Liberal Party
3
4
3
5
4
4
1
24
— The Nationals
2
1
2
5
— Country Liberals (NT)
1
1
Coalition
5
5
5
5
4
4
1
1
30
Australian Labor Party
4
4
4
4
3
5
1
1
26
Australian Greens
1
2
1
2
1
2
9
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation
1
2
1
4
Nick Xenophon Team
3
3
Liberal Democrat Party
1
1
Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party
1
1
Family First
1
1
Jacqui Lambie Network
1
1
TOTAL
12
12
12
12
12
12
2
2
76

 

Media statement from the Australian Electoral Commission.

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has announced that the count for the election of twelve Senators for New South Wales was completed today.

The successful candidates for the twelve Senate vacancies for New South Wales are (in order of their election):

  1. PAYNE, Marise – Liberal
  2. DASTYARI, Sam – Labor
  3. SINODINOS, Arthur – Liberal
  4. McALLISTER, Jenny – Labor
  5. NASH, Fiona – The Nationals
  6. O’NEILL, Deborah – Labor
  7. FIERRAVANTI-WELLS, Concetta – Liberal
  8. CAMERON, Doug – Labor
  9. RHIANNON, Lee – The Greens
  10. WILLIAMS, John – The Nationals
  11. BURSTON, Brian – Pauline Hanson’s One Nation
  12. LEYONHJELM, David – Liberal Democrats

The Australian Electoral Officer for New South Wales, Doug Orr said the distribution of preferences was conducted today to elect the twelve Senators.

“As with all aspects of the count, the automated distribution of preferences undertaken today was open to scrutineers appointed by the candidates,” Doug Orr said.

All 2016 federal election results are available on the AEC’s tally room at www.aec.gov.au/results.

Declaration of the Poll

Mr Orr said the formal Declaration of the Poll for the 2016 election of Senators for New South Wales will take place at 10.00am on Friday, 5 August 2016 and will be held at the AEC office, Level 13, 59 Goulburn Street, Haymarket NSW 2000.

All candidates and the media are invited to attend. RSVPs are not required.

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