At the May 18 election, the size of the decrease residence become improved from a hundred and fifty to 151 seats. The Coalition events received seventy-seven seats (up to one because of the 2016 election), Labor sixty-eight (down one) and the crossbench six (up to one). The Coalition authorities hold a 3-seat majority.
Owing to redistributions and the loss of Wentworth to independent Kerryn Phelps at an October 2018 byelection, the Coalition notionally had 73 seats before the election, a one-seat benefit over Labor. Using this degree, the Coalition won a net four seats in the election.
The Coalition won the Queensland seats of Herbert and Longman, the Tasmanian seats of Braddon and Bass, and the New South Wales seat of Lindsay. Labor’s most effective offsetting advantage was the NSW seat of Gilmore. Corangamite and Dunkley aren’t counted as Labor profits as they had been redistributed into notional Labor seats.
Four of the six pre-election crossbenchers easily held their seats – Adam Bandt (Melbourne), Andrew Wilkie (Clark), Rebekha Sharkie (Mayo) and Bob Katter (Kennedy). The Liberals narrowly regained Wentworth from Phelps, however impartial Zali Steggall thrashed Tony Abbott 57%-43% in Warringah. In Indi, impartial Helen Haines succeeded retiring impartial Cathy McGowan, defeating the Liberals via fifty-one.Four%-forty eight.6%
The Coalition effortlessly defeated impartial challengers in Cowper and Farrer.
While Bandt became re-elected, the Greens went backward of their different internal-Melbourne target seats of Wills and Cooper. Only in Kooyong did the Greens manage to conquer Labor into second.
The very last primary votes were forty one.Four% Coalition (down zero.6%), 33.Three% Labor (down 1.Four%), 10.4% Greens (up 0.2%), three.Four% United Australia Party (UAP) and three.1% One Nation (up 1.Eight%).
The final two-party vote turned into 51.5% for the Coalition to 48.5% for Labor, a 1.2% swing in the Coalition’s favor from the 2016 election. It is the primary seasoned-authorities swing for the reason that 2004 election.
It became predicted the Coalition might go higher as soon as the 15 “non-conventional” seats were protected; these are seats in which the final two candidates were not Coalition and Labor. However, eleven of these seats swung to Labor, such as a nine.Zero% swing in Warringah and a 7.9% swing in Wentworth. Eight non-classics had been inner-town electorates that tended to swing to Labor.
The desk below shows the number of seats in each kingdom and territory, the Coalition’s variety of seats, the Coalition’s percentage of seats, the gains for the Coalition as compared to the redistribution, the Coalition’s -party vote, the swing to the Coalition in two-celebration terms, and the quantity of Labor seats.
Four of the six states recorded swings to the Coalition within the variety from zero.Nine% to one.6%. Victoria became the handiest kingdom that swung to Labor, by way of 1.3%. Queensland had a 4.Three% swing to the Coalition, a long way larger than another kingdom. Labor did properly to win a majority of NSW seats regardless of dropping the two-birthday celebration vote convincingly.
Official turnout within the election become 91.Nine%, up zero.9% from 2016. Analyst Ben Raue says 96.8% of the eligible electorate were enrolled, the highest ever. That way effective turnout becomes 89.0% of the population, up 2.6%.
Education divide explains Coalition’s win
Not simplest did Steggall thump Abbott in Warringah, the citizens’ 9.0% swing to Labor on a two-birthday celebration basis become the most important swing to Labor in the united states of America. Abbott’s two-celebration vote percent of fifty two.1% changed into with the aid of a long way the lowest for a conservative candidate in opposition to Labor given that Warringah’s introduction in 1922; the subsequent lowest turned into 59.5% in 2007.