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The Division of Lilley is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland.

Lilley
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Lilley 2019.png
Division of Lilley in Queensland, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created1913
MPAnika Wells
PartyLabor
NamesakeSir Charles Lilley
Electors108,615 (2019)
Area144 km2 (55.6 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan

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HistoryEdit

 
Sir Charles Lilley, the division's namesake

The division was first proclaimed in 1913. The division is named after Sir Charles Lilley, a former Premier of Queensland and a former Chief Justice in the Supreme Court of Queensland.

The Division of Lilley includes sparsely populated areas of Brisbane Airport, tidal wetlands around Boondall and industrial areas around Pinkenba.

It was held by the Liberal Party and its antecedents for all but four terms from 1913 to 1980. However, since 1980, it has tended to be a marginal Labor seat. It is currently represented by former Treasurer and former Deputy Leader of the Labor Party and Deputy Prime Minister, Wayne Swan. Besides Swan, its most notable member has been George Mackay, who served as Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives during the first term of the Lyons Government, and Kevin Cairns, a minister in the McMahon government.

BoundariesEdit

Lilley stretches from Nundah in the south to the bayside suburbs of Sandgate and Brighton in the north, and as far west as Everton Park.

Lilley currently covers the north-eastern part of the City of Brisbane local government area, and includes Banyo, Boondall, Brighton, Chermside, Deagon, Geebung, Kedron, Northgate, Nudgee, Nundah, Pinkenba, Sandgate, Shorncliffe, Taigum, Virginia, Wavell Heights, Zillmere, and Aspley.

MembersEdit

Image Member Party Term Notes
    Jacob Stumm
(1853–1921)
Commonwealth Liberal 31 May 1913
17 February 1917
Previously held the Legislative Assembly of Queensland seat of Gympie. Retired
  Nationalist 17 February 1917 –
26 March 1917
    George Mackay
(1872–1961)
Nationalist 5 May 1917
7 May 1931
Previously held the Legislative Assembly of Queensland seat of Gympie. Served as Speaker during the Lyons Government. Retired
  United Australia 7 May 1931 –
7 August 1934
    Sir Donald Cameron
(1879–1960)
United Australia 15 September 1934
21 September 1937
Previously held the Division of Brisbane. Retired
    William Jolly
(1881–1955)
United Australia 23 October 1937
21 August 1943
Lost seat
    Jim Hadley
(1893–1971)
Labor 21 August 1943
10 December 1949
Lost seat. Later elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland seat of Nundah in 1956
    Bruce Wight
(1914–1969)
Liberal 10 December 1949
9 December 1961
Lost seat
    Don Cameron
(1917-1964)
Labor 9 December 1961
30 November 1963
Lost seat
    Kevin Cairns
(1929–1984)
Liberal 30 November 1963
2 December 1972
Served as minister under McMahon. Lost seat
    Frank Doyle
(1922-1984)
Labor 2 December 1972
18 May 1974
Lost seat
    Kevin Cairns
(1929–1984)
Liberal 18 May 1974
18 October 1980
Lost seat
    Elaine Darling
(1936-)
Labor 18 October 1980
8 February 1993
Retired
    Wayne Swan
(1954-)
Labor 13 March 1993
2 March 1996
Lost seat
    Elizabeth Grace
(1940–)
Liberal 2 March 1996
3 October 1998
Lost seat
    Wayne Swan
(1954-)
Labor 3 October 1998
11 April 2019
Served as minister under Rudd and Gillard. Served as Deputy Prime Minister under Gillard. Retired
    Anika Wells
Labor 18 May 2019
present
Incumbent

Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Lilley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Brad Carswell 39,392 40.78 +2.08
Labor Anika Wells 34,434 35.64 −8.12
Greens John Meyer 13,539 14.01 +2.34
One Nation Tracey Bell-Henselin 5,165 5.35 +5.35
United Australia David McClaer 2,177 2.25 +2.25
Conservative National Don Coles 1,155 1.20 +1.20
Socialist Alliance Mike Crook 743 0.77 +0.77
Total formal votes 96,605 96.52 −0.55
Informal votes 3,480 3.48 +0.55
Turnout 100,085 92.15 −0.86
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anika Wells 48,917 50.64 −5.04
Liberal National Brad Carswell 47,688 49.36 +5.04
Labor hold Swing −5.04

ReferencesEdit

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

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