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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 2016.png
Division of Fadden in Queensland, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 1977
MP Stuart Robert
Party Liberal National
Namesake Arthur Fadden
Electors 104,710 (2016)
Area 395 km2 (152.5 sq mi)
Demographic Outer 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.

Contents

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

Australian federal election, 2016: Fadden[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Stuart Robert 43,938 49.15 −4.46
Labor Meaghan Scanlon 23,369 26.14 +3.92
One Nation Brenden Ball 10,693 11.96 +11.32
Greens Daniel Kwon 6,871 7.69 +2.70
Family First Lyn Rees 3,450 3.86 +2.23
Defence Veterans Sean Macnamara 1,083 1.21 +1.21
Total formal votes 89,404 95.47 +1.26
Informal votes 4,243 4.53 −1.26
Turnout 93,647 89.43 −3.27
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Stuart Robert 54,578 61.05 −3.31
Labor Meaghan Scanlon 34,826 38.95 +3.31
Liberal National hold Swing −3.31

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fadden, QLD, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

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