The tables on this page show the level of electoral support for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation at the 2016 federal election.
NOTE: This page has been updated with final figures from all House seats and Senate elections. See the updated page HERE.
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 4.26% in the Senate, including 9.03% in Queensland, where Pauline Hanson has been elected a senator. A Senate quota is 7.7% of the primary vote in a double dissolution election. Hanson secured 1.17 quotas and will win 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.
In the House of Representatives, One Nation polled 1.28% nationally and 5.48% in Queensland. Even though it only contested 12 seats, it polled the fourth highest proportion of the primary vote in Queensland, behind the LNP (43.15%), the ALP (31.43%) and the Greens (8.51%). 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 20.91%. This was closely followed by Hinkler, centred around Bundaberg and Hervey Bay, with 19.33%. The lowest vote of 6.16% 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 9.03%. This was followed by NSW on 4.13%, where it has a chance of winning another seat. As it did in the 1990s, Victoria recorded the lowest vote of 1.78%.
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 provisional figures are correct as of Saturday, July 9. They are likely to change as counting is finalised. They will be updated at the conclusion of the count in August.
|One Nation – House of Representatives 2016|
|State||No. Candidates||No. Votes||Vote %||Change %|
|New South Wales|
|One Nation – Senate 2016|
|State||No. Votes||Vote %||Quotas|
|New South Wales|
|One Nation Candidates – House of Representatives 2016|
|No.||Seat||State||Candidate||Votes||Vote %||Position||Won By|
|Wide Bay||Elise Anne Cottam||11,589|
|Leichhardt||Peter Leonard Rogers||5,930|