Tasmanian state election, 1976
All 35 seats to the House of Assembly
The Tasmanian state election, 1976 was held on 11 December 1976 in the Australian state of Tasmania to elect 35 members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly. The election used the Hare-Clark proportional representation system — seven members were elected from each of five electorates.
Labor had won the 1972 election, by a landslide margin of 7 seats, with Labor leader Eric Reece elected as Premier of Tasmania for the second time. Reece retired from Parliament on 31 March 1975, after the ALP introduced a mandatory retirement age of 65. Liberal Party leader Angus Bethune retired three months later, and was replaced by Max Bingham.
Labor won the election, although their majority was reduced to one seat.
|Summary of votes by party|
|United Tasmania Group||5,183||2.20||–1.70||0||± 0|
|Workers Party||524||0.22||+0.22||0||± 0|
Distribution of Seats
- Members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly, 1976–1979
- Candidates of the Tasmanian state election, 1976
- "House of Assembly Election Results 11 December 1976". Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.