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Seats Changing Hands At The 2010 Federal Election

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.

Summary of Seats Changing Hands – 2010 Federal Election
Party/Group 2007 Seats Seats Won Seats Lost 2010 Total
ALP
83
2
13
72
Coalition (Liberal, Nationals & Country Liberals)
65 64
11
3
72
National Party (WA)
0
1
1
Greens
1
(Melbourne)
1
Katter’s Australian Party
1
(Kennedy)
1
Independent
1 2
(New England, Lyne)
1
(Denison)
3



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
No. Seat State/
Territory
Former Member/
Candidate
HELD BY New Member WON BY
1.
Bennelong
NSW
Maxine McKew ALP John Alexander Liberal
2.
Macquarie
NSW
Bob Debus
Susan Templeman
ALP Louise Markus Liberal
3.
La Trobe
VIC
Jason Wood Liberal Laura Smyth ALP
4.
McEwen
VIC
Fran Bailey
Cameron Caine
Liberal Rob Mitchell ALP
5.
Melbourne
VIC
Lindsay Tanner
Cath Bowtell
ALP Adam Bandt Greens
6.
Bonner
QLD
Kerry Rea ALP Ross Vasta Liberal National
7.
Brisbane
QLD
Arch Bevis ALP Teresa Gambaro Liberal National
8.
Dawson
QLD
James Bidgood
Mike Brunker
ALP George Christensen Liberal National
9.
Flynn
QLD
Chris Trevor ALP Ken O’Dowd Liberal National
10.
Forde
QLD
Brett Raguse ALP Bert van Manen Liberal National
11.
Leichhardt
QLD
Jim Turnour ALP Warren Entsch Liberal National
12.
Longman
QLD
Jon Sullivan ALP Wyatt Roy Liberal National
13.
Hasluck
WA
Sharryn Jackson ALP Ken Wyatt Liberal
14.
O’Connor
WA
Wilson Tuckey Liberal Tony Crook Nationals (WA)
15.
Denison
TAS
Duncan Kerr
Jonathan Jackson
ALP Andrew Wilkie Independent
16.
Solomon
NT
Damian Hale ALP Natasha Griggs Country Liberal

 

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