New Ingerland general election, 2012
All 128 seats in the House of Assembly
38 (of the 68) seats in the Senate
Composition of the House of Assembly chamber after the election. Colours denote the winning party, as shown in the main table of results
The 56th general election for all seats in the House of Assembly and 38 seats in the 68-member Senate was held on Saturday, 3 March 2012. The governing National Party, having already governed for eight years, went into the election hoping to secure a record third consecutive term in power.
The election resulted in a first time win for Matthew Jones, leader of Democratic Party with 73 of 128 seats, ahead of the National Party led Jim Goodwin with 39 seats. The Social Democratic Labour Party under Scott Rogers remained the third party, securing 12 seats.
|24 January 2012||Writs were issued by the Sovereign to proceed with an election.|
|7 February 2012||Close of nominations.|
|3 March 2012||Polling day, between the hours of 08:00 and 18:00.|
|16 March 2012||The writ was returned and the results formally declared.|
|17 April 2012||56th Parliament assembled.|
|18 April 2012||State Opening of Parliament.|
In 2008, the National Party narrowly won the general election, and was able to form an administration with a slim majority of six seats.
Under the provisions set out in the Electoral Act, an election are held on the first Saturday in March, which itself must be between thirty and forty days after the King has dropped the writ and dissolved the House of Assembly.
House of Assembly
|New Ingerland general election, 3 March 2012|
House of Assembly
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|Summary of votes by party|
|Social Democratic Labour Party||48,486||6.02%||-0.04%||12||-3|
References and notes
- Electoral Act (Public Act No. 47 of 1983).