Division of Rankin
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Namesake||Dame Annabelle Rankin|
|Area||131 km2 (50.6 sq mi)|
In its original form, Rankin covered the Gold Coast hinterland including Lamington National Park and the major town of Beaudesert as well as some outer metropolitan areas of Brisbane. In this situation it was a marginal seat held by the Labor party. However, with the transfer of the rural hinterland to Forde, Rankin became a much safer Labor seat, being one of only two Queensland seats the ALP retained in the 1996 election.
Today Rankin is based on the outer southern suburbs of the City of Brisbane, in addition to portions of the City of Logan.
|Labor||1 December 1984 –
31 August 1998
|Previously held the Division of Fadden. Served as minister under Hawke and Keating. Retired|
|Labor||3 October 1998 –
5 August 2013
|Served as minister under Rudd and Gillard. Retired|
|Labor||7 September 2013 –
|Liberal National||Clinton Pattison||26,608||31.35||+2.72|
|One Nation||Jesse Schneider||7,261||8.56||+8.56|
|United Australia||Shyamal Reddy||3,134||3.69||+3.69|
|Liberal Democrats||Ric Davies||2,379||2.80||−1.31|
|Conservative National||Peter Andrews||1,593||1.88||+1.88|
|Non Affiliated||Yusuf Mohammad||1,024||1.21||+1.21|
|Total formal votes||84,864||92.27||−1.97|
|Liberal National||Clinton Pattison||36,971||43.56||+4.86|
- Rankin, QLD, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.