Division of Moncrieff

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

Moncrieff
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Moncrieff 2019.png
Division of Moncrieff in Queensland, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created1984
MPAngie Bell
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeGladys Moncrieff
Electors111,340 (2019)
Area100 km2 (38.6 sq mi)
DemographicProvincial

HistoryEdit

 
Gladys Moncrieff, the division's namesake

The division was created in 1984 and is named after Gladys Moncrieff, an Australian singer who resided in the Gold Coast.

Moncrieff is based on Surfers Paradise and the central portion of the Gold Coast. While the Gold Coast has always been a rather conservative area, Surfers Paradise is considered particularly conservative even by Gold Coast standards. As a result, Moncrieff has been a comfortably safe Liberal seat for its entire existence. Indeed, most of the area has been represented by centre-right MPs without interruption since 1906; the Surfers Paradise area was part of Moreton before 1949, and then part of McPherson from 1949 to 1984. The Liberals have never won less than 59 percent of the two-party vote, and since 1993 have usually won enough primary votes to retain the seat without the need for preferences.

It is currently the ninth-safest Coalition seat in Australia and the third-safest for either side of politics in Queensland, with a 17-point swing needed for Labor to win it.

MembersEdit

Image Member Party Term Notes
    Kathy Sullivan
(1942–)
Liberal 1 December 1984
8 October 2001
Previously a member of the Senate. Retired
    Steven Ciobo
(1974–)
Liberal 10 November 2001
19 July 2010
Served as minister under Turnbull and Morrison. Retired
  Liberal Nationals 19 July 2010 –
11 April 2019
    Angie Bell
(1968–)
Liberal Nationals 18 May 2019
present
Incumbent

Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Moncrieff[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Angie Bell 47,356 51.52 −6.84
Labor Tracey Bell 19,822 21.56 −3.02
Greens Sally Spain 8,900 9.68 −0.42
One Nation Vanessa Sibson 5,920 6.44 +6.01
Animal Justice Karla Freeman 3,551 3.86 +3.86
United Australia Garry Eilola 3,419 3.72 +3.72
Liberal Democrats S. Gryphon 1,799 1.96 +1.96
Conservative National Darren Long 1,152 1.25 +1.25
Total formal votes 91,919 93.56 −1.94
Informal votes 6,327 6.44 +1.94
Turnout 98,246 88.20 +0.50
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Angie Bell 60,079 65.36 +0.75
Labor Tracey Bell 31,840 34.64 −0.75
Liberal National hold Swing +0.75

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 28°00′29″S 153°23′06″E / 28.008°S 153.385°E / -28.008; 153.385