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

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

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.

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MembersEdit

Member Party Term
  Kathy Sullivan Liberal 1984–2001
  Steven Ciobo Liberal 2001–2010
  Liberal National 2010–present

Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Moncrieff[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Angie Bell 39,691 52.13 −6.23
Labor Tracey Bell 16,765 22.02 −2.56
Greens Sally Spain 7,112 9.34 −0.76
One Nation Vanessa Sibson 4,696 6.17 +5.74
Animal Justice Karla Freeman 2,823 3.71 +3.71
United Australia Garry Eilola 2,784 3.66 +3.66
Liberal Democrats S. Gryphon 1,349 1.77 +1.77
Conservative National Darren Long 922 1.21 +1.21
Total formal votes 76,142 94.24 −1.26
Informal votes 4,658 5.76 +1.26
Turnout 80,800 72.57 −15.13
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal National Angie Bell 50,193 65.92 +1.31
Labor Tracey Bell 25,949 34.08 −1.31

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

ReferencesEdit

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

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