2013 Federal Election

August 21, 2013

The 2013 Federal Election ended a tumultuous period in Australian politics. The year of three prime ministers begin with Julia Gillard but then saw Kevin Rudd overthrow the woman who had herself deposed him in 2010. It ended with the defeat of the two-term Labor government and the election of the Coalition led by Tony Abbott.

By the end of the year, both Rudd and Gillard were gone from the Parliament.

The Coalition’s decisive victory gave it 90 seats in the House. The ALP lost 17 seats to hold 55. The Greens member for Melbourne, Adam Bandt was re-elected, as was the independent member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie. Bob Katter narrowly held on in Kennedy, whilst Clive Palmer snatched Fairfax from the LNP in Queensland.

The only incumbent MP to lose her seat was Sophie Mirabella in Indi. She lost to the independent, Cathy McGowan, who waged an insurgent grass-roots campaign in a traditionally safe Liberal seat.

State of the Parties

This table shows the final result in the House of Representatives.

House of Representatives Elections 2013
ALP LIB NPA LNP CLP GREENS KAP PUP IND Total
NSW
18
(-8)
23
(+7)
7
(+3)

(-2)
48
VIC
19
(-3)
14
(+3 -1)
2
1
1
(+1)
37
QLD
6
(-2)
22
(+2 -1)
1
1
(+1)
30
WA
3
12
(+1)

(-1)
15
SA
5
(-1)
6
(+1)
11
TAS
1
(-3)
3
(+3)
1
5
ACT
2
2
NT
1
1
2
Total
55
(-17)
58
(+15 -1)
9
(+3 -1)
22
(+2 -1)
1
1
1
1
(+1)
2
(+1 -2)
150

 

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