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The Division of Fadden is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1977 and is named after Sir Arthur Fadden, Prime Minister of Australia in 1941. When it was created it included a large area south of Brisbane, from the far south of the city to the Gold Coast hinterland, and was a marginal seat that changed hands between the Liberal Party and Australian Labor Party. A 1984 redistribution pushed it further into Brisbane, and it remained a marginal Liberal seat for most of the 1980s. A 1996 redistribution pushed it into the Gold Coast, and since then it has been a comfortably safe Liberal seat.

Fadden
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Fadden 2019.png
Division of Fadden in Queensland, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created1977
MPStuart Robert
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeArthur Fadden
Electors114,043 (2019)
Area387 km2 (149.4 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

By 2004, it had moved almost clear of its original boundaries to become an exclusively Gold Coast seat. It now includes most of the northern Gold Coast, including Coomera, Labrador, Ormeau, Pimpama and Runaway Bay.

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MembersEdit

Member Party Term
  Don Cameron Liberal 1977–1983
  David Beddall Labor 1983–1984
  David Jull Liberal 1984–2007
  Stuart Robert Liberal 2007–2010
  Liberal National 2010–present

Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Fadden[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Stuart Robert 38,915 49.35 −0.04
Labor Luz Stanton 18,054 22.89 −3.10
Greens Scott Turner 6,781 8.60 +0.99
One Nation Darren Eather 6,511 8.26 −3.71
United Australia Mara Krischker 4,084 5.18 +5.18
Liberal Democrats Jake Welch 3,315 4.20 +4.20
Conservative National Allan Barber 1,203 1.53 +1.53
Total formal votes 78,863 95.09 −0.42
Informal votes 4,072 4.91 +0.42
Turnout 82,935 72.72 −15.32
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal National Stuart Robert 50,550 64.10 +2.86
Labor Luz Stanton 28,312 35.90 −2.86

Results are not final. Last updated 7:30pm AEST on 20 May 2019.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fadden, QLD, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

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