Northern Territory general election, 1980

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Northern Territory general election, 1980
Northern Territory
1977 ←
7 June 1980 (1980-06-07) → 1983

All 19 seats of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
  First party Second party
 
Leader Paul Everingham Jon Isaacs
Party Country Liberal Labor
Leader since 13 August 1977 21 September 1977
Leader's seat Jingili Millner
Last election 12 seats 6 seats
Seats won 11 seats 7 seats
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Percentage 50.0% 39.4%
Swing Increase9.9 Increase1.2

Chief Minister before election

Paul Everingham
Country Liberal

Elected Chief Minister

Paul Everingham
Country Liberal

A general election was held in the Northern Territory on Saturday June 7, 1980. It was the first to be held since self-government was attained two years earlier, and was won by the incumbent Country Liberal Party (CLP) under Chief Minister Paul Everingham.

Although the CLP's share of the vote increased by almost 10 percentage points, it lost one seat.

The only independent member of the Legislative Assembly, Dawn Lawrie, retained her seat of Nightcliff.

Candidates[edit]

Sitting members are in bold. Successful candidates are highlighted in the relevant colour.

Electorate Held by Labor Candidate CLP Candidate Other Candidates
 
Alice Springs CLP Ted Hampton Denis Collins Rod Oliver (Ind)
Dave Pollock (Ind)
Arnhem Labor Bob Collins Gatjil Djerrkura Mark McAleer (AMP)
Barkly CLP William Thomson Ian Tuxworth Neville Andrews (PP)
Casuarina CLP Dennis Bree Nick Dondas Klaus Roth (Dem)
Elsey CLP Maged Aboutaleb Les MacFarlane Patricia Davies (Ind)
James Forscutt (Ind)
Lawrence Hughes (Ind)
R. T. Reilly (Ind)
Fannie Bay Labor Pam O'Neil Ella Stack
Gillen CLP Rosalie McDonald Jim Robertson
Jingili CLP Peter Hansen Paul Everingham Peter Read (Dem)
Ludmilla CLP Kay Spurr Roger Steele Roy Barden (Ind)
Macdonnell Labor Neville Perkins Rosalie Kunoth-Monks
Millner Labor Jon Isaacs John Robinson
Nhulunbuy CLP Dan Leo Milton Ballantyne Michael O'Reilly (Ind)
Nightcliff Independent Anne Amos Charles Coombs (CDP)
Dawn Lawrie (Ind)
Port Darwin CLP Jack Haritos Tom Harris Len Myles (Dem)
Peter Taylor (AMP)
Sanderson Labor June D'Rozario Daryl Manzie Ron Mann (CDP)
Stuart CLP John Thomas Roger Vale
Stuart Park CLP Peter Cavanagh Marshall Perron John Duffy (AMP)
Terry Wilson (Ind)
Tiwi CLP Harry Maschke Noel Padgham-Purich Len McAlear (Ind)
Jenny Smither (AMP)
Victoria River Labor Jack Doolan John Millhouse Bronte Douglass (Ind)
Jack McCarthy (Ind)

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