How Well Did Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Do In The 2016 Federal Election?

The tables on this page show the level of electoral support for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation at the 2016 federal election.

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One Nation ran 15 candidates in the House of Representatives, 12 in Queensland and 3 in NSW. It ran a Senate ticket in each State but not in the territories.

Nationally, One Nation polled 4.29% in the Senate, including 9.19% in Queensland, where Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts have been elected as senators. A Senate quota is 7.7% of the primary vote in a double dissolution election. Hanson secured 1.19 quotas and won on primary votes alone. She will return to the Parliament for the first time since she lost the seat of Oxley in 1998. She won Oxley as a disendorsed Liberal candidate in 1996.

One Nation returned two more senators, one in NSW (Brian Burston) and one in Western Australia (Rodney Culleton). It narrowly missed out on winning the final place in Tasmania.

In the House of Representatives, One Nation polled 1.29% nationally and 5.52% in Queensland. Even though it only contested 12 seats, it polled the fourth highest proportion of the primary vote in Queensland, behind the LNP (43.19%), the ALP (30.91%) and the Greens (8.83%). Family First and Katter’s Australian Party took the next two places.

The party’s best individual performance was in Wright, an electorate in south-east Queensland, where it polled 20.90%. This was closely followed by Hinkler, centred around Bundaberg and Hervey Bay, with 19.16%. The lowest vote of 6.26% was recorded in Richmond, in north-eastern NSW.

One Nation polled in third place in 11 seats, behind the Coalition and ALP. In 4 seats, it was pushed into 4th place by the Greens.

In the Senate, One Nation did best in Queensland, where it polled 9.19%. This was followed by NSW on 4.10%, where it won a seat. As it did in the 1990s, Victoria recorded the lowest vote, just 1.81%.

The first two tables below show One Nation’s voting strength in the House of Representatives and the Senate. The third table provides data on each House seat contested by the party.

NOTE: These are the final figures from the AEC, following the declaration of all results.

One Nation – House of Representatives 2016
State No. Candidates No. Votes Vote % Change %
Queensland
12
147,478
5.52
+5.42
New South Wales
3
27,542
0.63
+0.16
NATIONAL
15
175,020
1.29
+1.12

 

One Nation – Senate 2016
State No. Votes Vote % Quotas
Queensland
250,126
9.19
1.19
New South Wales
184,012
4.10
0.53
Western Australia
55,026
4.03
0.52
South Australia
31,621
2.98
0.38
Tasmania
8,700
2.57
0.33
Victoria
63,528
1.81
0.23
NATIONAL
593,013
4.29

 

One Nation Candidates – House of Representatives 2016
No. Seat State Candidate Votes Vote % Position Won By
1.
Wright
Qld
Rod Smith 18,461
20.90
3rd
LNP
2.
Hinkler
Qld
Damian Huxham 16,987
19.16
3rd
LNP
3.
Maranoa
Qld
Lynette Keehn 16,047
17.82
3rd
LNP
4.
Flynn
Qld
Phil Baker 14,948
17.15
3rd
LNP
5.
Wide Bay
Qld
Elise Anne Cottam 14,022
15.60
3rd
LNP
6.
Blair
Qld
Troy Aggett 13,273
15.58
3rd
ALP
7.
Herbert
Qld
Geoff Virgo 11,950
13.53
3rd
ALP
8.
Paterson
NSW
Graham Burston 13,056
13.05
3rd
ALP
9.
Fadden
Qld
Brendan Ball 10,963
11.96
3rd
LNP
10.
Fairfax
Qld
Robert Pasquali 9,006
9.74
4th
LNP
11.
Longman
Qld
Michelle Pedersen 8,293
9.42
3rd
ALP
12.
Dobell
NSW
Carter Edwards 8,326
8.61
3rd
ALP
13.
Oxley
Qld
Brad Trussell 7,023
8.42
4th
ALP
14.
Leichhardt
Qld
Peter Leonard Rogers 6,775
7.63
4th
LNP
15.
Richmond
NSW
Neil Smith 6,160
6.26
4th
ALP

 

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