2004 Queensland state election
All 89 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
45 Assembly seats were needed for a majority
The top map shows the first party preference by electorate. The bottom map shows the final two-party preferred vote result by electorate.
|13 January 2004||Writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.|
|19 January 2004||Close of electoral rolls.|
|20 January 2004||Close of nominations.|
|7 February 2004||Polling day, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.|
|12 February 2004||The Beattie Ministry was reconstituted.|
|20 February 2004||The writ was returned and the results formally declared.|
The Nationals regained three seats from Labor — Burdekin, Burnett and Charters Towers — as well as Lockyer from One Nation member Bill Flynn, but lost Keppel to Labor, leaving them with a total gain of three seats. The Liberal Party won Currumbin from Minister Merri Rose, as well as taking Rob Borbidge's former seat of Surfers Paradise from independent Lex Bell, who had won it in the 2001 by-election following Borbidge's resignation.
|Summary of votes by party|
|One Nation||104,980||4.88||–3.81||1||– 2|
Seats changing handsEdit
|Burdekin||Labor||Steve Rodgers||5.1||-9.5||4.4||Rosemary Menkens||National|
|Burnett||Labor||Trevor Strong||1.7||-4.3||2.6||Rob Messenger||National|
|Charters Towers||Labor||Christine Scott||2.2||-4.9||2.7||Shane Knuth||National|
|Currumbin||Labor||Merri Rose||14.5||-17.7||3.2||Jann Stuckey||Liberal|
|Keppel||National||Vince Lester||1.5||-5.3||3.8||Paul Hoolihan||Labor|
|Lockyer||One Nation||Bill Flynn||7.3||-11.4||4.1||Ian Rickuss||National|
|NATIONAL/LIBERAL SEATS (20)|
|Charters Towers||Shane Knuth||NAT||2.7%|
|Hinchinbrook||Marc Rowell||NAT||10.9% v IND|
|Toowoomba South||Mike Horan||NAT||11.5%|
|Surfers Paradise||John-Paul Langbroek||LIB||13.9%|
|Darling Downs||Ray Hopper||NAT||17.8%|
|Southern Downs||Lawrence Springborg||NAT||25.2%|
|CROSSBENCH SEATS (6)|
|Gympie||Elisa Roberts||IND||10.0% v ALP|
|Gladstone||Liz Cunningham||IND||11.2% v ALP|
|Tablelands||Rosa Lee Long||ONP||12.4% v NAT|
|Nanango||Dorothy Pratt||IND||12.7% v NAT|
|Maryborough||Chris Foley||IND||18.0% v ALP|
|Nicklin||Peter Wellington||IND||29.6% v ALP|
In 2005, Deputy Premier Terry Mackenroth and Speaker Ray Hollis resigned from parliament, forcing by-elections in their former seats of Chatsworth and Redcliffe on 20 August 2005. The Liberal Party won both seats, with Michael Caltabiano successful in Chatsworth and Terry Rogers in Redcliffe. ALP member Robert Poole resigned from his seat of Gaven on 28 February 2006. National Party candidate Dr Alex Douglas won the Gaven by-election held on 1 April 2006.
The results of the three by-elections left Labor with 60 seats and lift National and Liberal Party representation to 16 and seven seats respectively.
- Electoral Commission of Queensland (August 2004). Queensland Election 2004: Statistical Returns. p. 6. ISBN 0-7242-6851-0.
- Australian Government and Politics Database. "Parliament of Queensland, Assembly election, 7 February 2004". Retrieved 22 February 2009.