Central Ward (Brisbane City)

Central Ward is a Brisbane City Council ward covering the CBD, Fortitude Valley, New Farm, Spring Hill, Herston, Bowen Hills, Newstead and Teneriffe.[1] The current councillor is Vicki Howard of the Liberal National Party, who gained the ward from Labor at the 2012 election.

Central Ward
MPVicki Howard
PartyLiberal National Party
NamesakeBrisbane (Central - CBD)
Electors20,999 (2016)
DemographicInner Metropolitan

HistoryEdit

Labor's David Hinchliffe won Central in 1988. For most of his tenure, Central was considered a safe Labor seat, until the party's vote began to decline from the 2004 election onwards. David Hinchliffe retired in 2012 and the election held that year was won by LNP candidate Vicki Howard.[2]

Member Party Term
  David Hinchliffe Labor 1988-2012
  Vicki Howard Liberal National Party 2012–present

ResultsEdit

2020Edit

2020 Brisbane City Council election: Central Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Vicki Howard 9,800 48.4 -2.5
Greens Trina Massey 5,568 27.5 +4.7
Labor Judi Jabour 4,879 24.1 -2.2
Total formal votes 20,247 - -
Informal votes 418 - -
Turnout 20,665 - -
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Vicki Howard 10,359 57.8 -0.4
Greens Trina Massey 7,573 42.2 +0.4
Liberal National hold Swing -0.4

2016Edit

2016 Brisbane City Council election: Central Ward[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Vicki Howard 10,430 50.8 −1.2
Labor Amber Hawkins 5,471 26.7 -2.9
Greens Kirsten Lovejoy 4,614 22.5 +4.1
Total formal votes 20,515 - -
Informal votes 484 - -
Turnout 20,999 - -
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Vicki Howard 10,878 58.2 -1.2
Labor Amber Hawkins 7,808 41.8 +1.2
Liberal National hold Swing -1.2

2012Edit

2012 Brisbane City Council election: Central Ward[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Vicki Howard 10,284 51.4 +9.5
Labor Heather Beattie 6,096 30.5 -9.1
Greens Rachael Jacobs 3,613 18.1 +1.5
Total formal votes 19,993 - -
Informal votes 372 - -
Turnout 20,365 - -
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Vicki Howard 10,672 58.7 +8.9
Labor Heather Beattie 7,525 41.4 -8.9
Liberal National hold Swing +8.9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b Raue, Ben. "Central – Brisbane 2016". The Tally Room. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Electorate: Central". ABC News. ABC Corporation. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Electorate: Central". ABC News. ABC Corporation. Retrieved 4 February 2017.