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The Division of Griffith is an electoral division for the Australian House of Representatives. The division covers the inner southern suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland.[1]

Griffith
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Griffith 2019.png
Division of Griffith in Queensland, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created1934 (1934)
MPTerri Butler
PartyAustralian Labor Party
NamesakeSir Samuel Griffith
Electors111,917 (2019)
Area57 km2 (22.0 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan

HistoryEdit

 
Sir Samuel Griffith, the division's namesake

The division is named after Sir Samuel Griffith, former politician and a principal author of the Constitution of Australia.[1]

Griffith was created in 1934, replacing the seat of Oxley which had been established in 1900.[2]

Terri Butler retained the seat for Labor[3] at the 2014 Griffith by-election on 8 February, caused by the resignation of the previous member, former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who held the seat from 1998 until his resignation in November 2013.

BoundariesEdit

MembersEdit

Image Member Party Term Notes
    Francis Baker
(1903–1939)
Labor 15 September 1934
28 March 1939
Previously held the Division of Oxley. Died in office
    William Conelan
(1895–1983)
Labor 20 May 1939
10 December 1949
Served as Chief Government Whip in the House under Curtin. Lost seat
    Doug Berry
(1907–1957)
Liberal 10 December 1949
29 May 1954
Lost seat
    Wilfred Coutts
(1908-1997)
Labor 29 May 1954
22 November 1958
Lost seat
    Arthur Chresby
(1908–1985)
Liberal 22 November 1958
9 December 1961
Lost seat
    Wilfred Coutts
(1908-1997)
Labor 9 December 1961
26 November 1966
Lost seat
    Don Cameron
(1940–)
Liberal 26 November 1966
10 December 1977
Transferred to the Division of Fadden
    Ben Humphreys
(1934-)
Labor 10 December 1977
29 January 1996
Served as Chief Government Whip in the House under Hawke. Served as minister under Hawke and Keating. Retired
    Graeme McDougall
(1946–)
Liberal 2 March 1996
3 October 1998
Lost seat
    Kevin Rudd
(1957–)
Labor 3 October 1998
22 November 2013
Served as Opposition Leader from 2006 to 2007. Served as Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010, and in 2013. Served as minister under Gillard. Resigned in order to retire from politics
    Terri Butler
(1977–)
Labor 8 February 2014
present
Incumbent

Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Griffith[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Olivia Roberts 40,816 40.97 −0.21
Labor Terri Butler 30,836 30.95 −2.18
Greens Max Chandler-Mather 23,562 23.65 +6.67
One Nation Julie Darlington 2,109 2.12 +2.12
United Australia Christian Julius 1,444 1.45 +1.45
Conservative National Tony Murray 850 0.85 +0.85
Total formal votes 99,617 97.74 +1.81
Informal votes 2,302 2.26 −1.81
Turnout 101,919 91.05 +0.87
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Terri Butler 52,659 52.86 +1.43
Liberal National Olivia Roberts 46,958 47.14 −1.43
Labor hold Swing +1.43

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Profile of the electoral division of Griffith (Qld)". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Commonwealth Electoral Division of Oxley (Qld)". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Griffith by-election: voters to choose replacement for Kevin Rudd in poll on February 8". ABC News. 6 January 2014.
  4. ^ Griffith, QLD, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

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