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NSW Legislative Council Election 2015

NSW Legislative Council Election 2015

Advice on legislation or legal policy issues contained in this paper is provided for use in parliamentary debate and for related parliamentary purposes. This paper is not professional legal opinion.
Background Paper No 01/2018 by Antony Green

‚ÄčIn this paper, election analyst Antony Green summarises the results of the 2015 election for 21 members to serve in the New South Wales Legislative Council. The publication is the latest in a series first published by the NSW Parliamentary Research Service after the 1991 election, and is a companion to the following papers:



This publication provides detailed analysis of the 2015 Legislative Council election, with breakdown of above and below the line voting, of the distribution of preferences, as well as detailed Legislative Council party results by lower house electorates. The paper is divided into five sections:

    Section 1: Contains the overall state-wide count, details of the distribution of preferences and details of members elected.

    Section 2: Lists the Legislative Council results by party for each electoral district, also providing a summary of party vote by region.

    Section 3: Provides more detail on the vote for each party by electoral district, with ordered tables of electorate results by party.

    Section 4: Consists of summary tables comparing the vote for selected parties by electorate between the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council.

    Section 5: Tables of past results 1978-2015.