The table on this page shows the seats that changed hands in the 2010 House of Representatives election.
A total of 16 seats changed hands.
The ALP lost 13 (including 7 in Queensland) of the 83 seats it won in 2007. It picked up 2, both in Victoria (La Trobe and McEwen), giving it a net 72 seats.
The Coalition won 65 seats at the 2007 election. The seat of Lyne moved from coalition to independent as a result of a mid-term by-election. In 2010, the Coalition won 11 seats and lost 2. One seat (O’Connor) moved from the Liberal Party to the Nationals (WA) and was not formally part of the coalition. The net result for the coalition was 72 seats, with O’Connor effectively making it 73.
In Queensland, the Liberal and National Parties merged to form the Liberal National Party (LNP). The LNP won 21 seats. This is included in the coalition count.
The 2010 crossbench consisted of 5 members: Greens (Adam Bandt) 1, KAP (Bob Katter) 1, Independent (Tony Windsor, Rob Oakeshott, Andrew Wilkie) 3.
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|Summary of Seats Changing Hands – 2010 Federal Election|
|Party/Group||2007 Seats||Seats Won||Seats Lost||2010 Total|
|Coalition (Liberal, Nationals & Country Liberals)|
|National Party (WA)|
|Katter’s Australian Party||
(New England, Lyne)
In the following table, the names of retiring sitting members are shown in italics, followed by the name of the new candidate for that party.
|SEATS CHANGING HANDS AT THE 2010 FEDERAL ELECTION|
|HELD BY||New Member||WON BY|
|Bennelong||Maxine McKew||ALP||John Alexander||Liberal|
|La Trobe||Jason Wood||Liberal||Laura Smyth||ALP|
|Bonner||Kerry Rea||ALP||Ross Vasta||Liberal National|
|Brisbane||Arch Bevis||ALP||Teresa Gambaro||Liberal National|
|ALP||George Christensen||Liberal National|
|Flynn||Chris Trevor||ALP||Ken O’Dowd||Liberal National|
|Forde||Brett Raguse||ALP||Bert van Manen||Liberal National|
|Leichhardt||Jim Turnour||ALP||Warren Entsch||Liberal National|
|Longman||Jon Sullivan||ALP||Wyatt Roy||Liberal National|
|Hasluck||Sharryn Jackson||ALP||Ken Wyatt||Liberal|
|O’Connor||Wilson Tuckey||Liberal||Tony Crook||Nationals (WA)|
|Solomon||Damian Hale||ALP||Natasha Griggs||Country Liberal|