The tables on this page show the level of electoral support for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation at the 2016 federal election.
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 failed to win the seat of Blair in 1998. Hanson represented Oxley between 1996 and 1998. Whilst disendorsed as the Liberal candidate in 1996, she was designated as the Liberal candidate on the ballot paper.
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 – Senate 2016|
|State||No. Votes||Vote %||Quotas|
|New South Wales|
|One Nation – House of Representatives 2016|
|State||No. Candidates||No. Votes||Vote %||Change %|
|New South Wales|
|One Nation Candidates – House of Representatives 2016|
|No.||Seat||State||Candidate||Votes||Vote %||Position||Won By|
|Wide Bay||Elise Anne Cottam||14,022|
|Leichhardt||Peter Leonard Rogers||6,775|