June 2020 House Hold General Election

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June 2020 House Hold federal election
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25 seats in the House Hold House of Representatives
13 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Turnout92.5% 3.3
  First party Second party Third party
  Rufus Wolf.png Cool-Dude.png
GRN
Leader Rufus Wolf Cool-Dude Creeper Craft
Party Labor Coalition Greens
Leader since 26 October 2019 3 February 2020 19 January 2020
Leader's seat Play Books Play Books Side Hall
Last election 13 seats, 41.9% 1 seats, 20.1% 7 seats, 27.1%
Seats before 9 2 8
Seats won 12 8 2
Seat change 1 7 5
Popular vote 79 57 30
Percentage 40.3% 29.1% 15.3%
Swing 1.6 9.0 12.8

June 2020 House Hold General Election Map by room.png

Prime Minister before election

Rufus Wolf
Labor

Prime Minister after election

Rufus Wolf
Labor

The June 2020 House Holdian federal election was held on Saturday 20 June 2020 to elect members of the 12th Parliament of House Hold. The election was called after the dissolution of the 11th Parliament. All 25 seats in the House of Representatives and all 14 seats in the Senate were up for election. The governing minority Labor government, led by Rufus Wolf, won a third one year term against the Conservative/National Coalition, led by Cool-Dude. Many minor parties and Independents contested this election. The small parties elected to the parliament were the Green Party of House Hold, Bolderash, and the Open Up Party.

House Hold has compulsory voting and uses full-preferential Instant-runoff voting in single members electorates in the House of Representatives and Single Transferable Vote in the Senate.

On election night BNN and HH1 projected that Labor had won at least 10 seats and the Coalition on 5 seats. 10 seats were still Too Early or Too Close to call on election night. BNN was the only network to project a Labor victory on election night. On the morning of the 22nd, BNN projected a Labor minority government. When counting was completed on the afternoon of the 22nd Labor was just one seat short of an overall majority with 12 seats, the Coalition finished with 8 seats, the Greens 2, Open Up 1, Bolderash 1, and 1 Independent.

The result of the election shock. For more than 4 months Labor and the Coalition were tied at 35% of first preferences and 50% on the TPP. This was just the second time a party had won a third consecutive term. This partly thanks to strong results for Labor in the Bedroom and Livingroom.

Results

House of Representatives

Party Votes % Swing Seats Change
Labor Party 79 40.3 −1.6 12 1
Conservative/National Coalition
Conservative 28 14.3 −3.6 3 2
National 22 11.2 +9.0 4 4
Country Liberal 7 3.6 New 1 1
Coalition Total 57 29.1 +8.0% 8 7
Green Party 30 15.3 −12.8 2 5
Open Up 17 8.7 New 1 1
Bolderash Party 5 2.6 −4.4 1 1
Independents 5 2.6 +0.9 1 1
DBP 2 1.0 −1.2 0 Steady
Animal Justice 1 0.5 New 0 Steady
Total 196 100.0 25 Steady
Two-party-preferred vote
Labor 106 54.1 −14.9
Conservative/National Coalition 90 45.9 +14.9
Invalid/blank votes 1 0.5 +0.1
Registered voters/turnout 213 92.5 −3.3
Source: House Hold Electoral Commission

Independent: Wood Elephant

Popular vote
Labor
  
40.3%
Green
  
15.3%
Conservatives
  
14.3%
National
  
11.2%
Open Up
  
8.7%
CLP
  
3.6%
Bolderash
  
2.6%
Independents
  
2.6%
Other
  
1.5%
Two-party-preferred vote
Labor
  
54.1%
Coalition
  
45.9%
Share of Seats
Labor
  
48.0%
Coalition
  
32.0%
Green
  
8.0%
Open Up
  
4.0%
Bolderash
  
4.0%
Independents
  
4.0%

Senate

All 14 Senators were up for election, Labor won 7, the Coalition 5, the Greens 1, and Bolderash 1.

Party Votes % Swing Seats Change
Labor Party of House Hold 55 27.9 −6.3 7 1
Conservative/National Coalition
Conservative/National joint ticket 45 22.8 +22.8 Steady
Conservative 5 2.5 −7.8 3 3
Country Liberal 6 3.0 New 1 1
National 1 0.5 −2.9 1 1
Coalition Total 57 28.9 +6.3 5 5
Green Party of House Hold 29 14.7 −25.0 1 4
Open Up Party 18 9.1 New 0 Steady
Sustainable House 14 7.1 New 0 Steady
Bolderash Party 10 5.1 −1.1 1 Steady
DBP 6 3.0 −3.2 0 Steady
Ungrouped 4 2.0 New 0 Steady
Spartan Party 2 1.0 New 0 Steady
Animal Justice 2 1.0 New 0 Steady
Invalid/blank votes 1 0.5 −6.5
Registered voters/turnout 213 93.0 +27.6
Source: House Hold Electoral Commission

Retiring members

Representatives and Senators who did not run for re-election:

Greens

  • John Puffin MP (Laundry, BR) − announced retirement on 14 April 2020

Election timeline

  • 24 May − 7:45 am: Prorogation of the 12th parliament
  • 24 May − 5:15 pm: Dissolution of the House of Representatives
  • 25 May − Issue of writs
  • 1 June − Close of electoral roles. (Enrolment was 95.5%)
  • 1 June − Close of nominations
  • 2 June − Candidates announced
  • 10 June − Early voting starts
  • 20 June − Polling day (6am−8pm)
  • 1 July − Results announced
  • 17 July − First sitting day of the new parliament

Redistribution

Since the October 2019 the election the Bathroom and Kitchen were given 1 seat each in the House of Representatives. The total number of seats in the House of Representatives increased from 23 to 25 seats.

State Seats Change
Bedroom 8 Steady
Livingroom 5 Steady
Playroom 4 Steady
Hallway 3 Steady
Diningroom 2 Steady
Computer 1 Steady
Bathroom Territory 1 1
Kitchen Territory 1 1
Total 25 Steady

Aftermath

On election night Wolf say "The idea of putting working people first has won tonight". He also said that this was a upset. Even with his party winning the most seats Wolf lost his own seat and resigned as the leader of the Labor Party the next day. Cool-Dude remained as Coalition leader after the election.

See Also