NSW Election 2011: Overview of Legislative Assembly Results
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Briefing Paper 02/2011 by Jason Arditi
New South Wales went to the polls on 26 March 2011 and, in a widely anticipated outcome, voted for a change of Government. The election result ended 16 years of Labor Party rule and marked the first time since the election of 1991 that the Liberal/National Coalition has won State office (and the first time since the election of 1988 that it has won a majority of seats). Although opinion polls largely predicted the outcome, individual seat results varied significantly. Needless to say, each seat produced its own unique result.
This paper has been prepared as a preliminary analysis of the Legislative Assembly results of the 2011 New South Wales election. It contains the details of the results in all 93 electorates and presents summary tables that show the relative strength of the major parties in each seat. In examining this data, this paper seeks to provide a broad overview of the electoral landscape in New South Wales following the 2011 election.