Australian Senate election, 1970

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Half-senate elections were held in Australia on 21 November 1970.

Senate (STV) — 1970–74—Turnout 93.98% (CV) — Informal 9.41%
  Party Votes % Swing Seats Won Seats Held
  Australian Labor Party 2,376,215 42.22 −2.81 14 26
  Liberal/Country (Joint Ticket) 1,098,134 19.51 −14.31 4 *
  Liberal Party of Australia 991,473 17.61 +9.47 8 21
  Democratic Labor Party 625,142 11.11 +1.34 3 5
  Australia Party 163,343 2.90 * 0 0
  Country Party 59,416 1.06 +0.24 1 5
  Independents 95,902 1.70 +0.71 2 3
  Other 219,208 3.89 0 0
  Total 5,628,833     32 60

Independents: Reg Turnbull (Tasmania), Michael Townley (Tasmania, Liberal Party from February 1975), Syd Negus (Western Australia)[1]

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