Electoral district of Redcliffe

Redcliffe is a Legislative Assembly of Queensland electoral division in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[1]

Redcliffe
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
ECQ-2017-Final-Redcliffe.pdf
Electoral map of Redcliffe 2017
StateQueensland
MPYvette D'Ath
PartyLabor
NamesakeRedcliffe
Electors36,058 (2017)
Area1,002 km2 (386.9 sq mi)
Coordinates27°12′S 153°16′E / 27.200°S 153.267°E / -27.200; 153.267Coordinates: 27°12′S 153°16′E / 27.200°S 153.267°E / -27.200; 153.267
Electorates around Redcliffe:
Moreton Bay Moreton Bay Coral Sea
Murrumba Redcliffe Coral Sea
Moreton Bay Moreton Bay Coral Sea
Electoral map of Redcliffe 2008

The division encompasses suburbs to the north and northeast of Brisbane, including Redcliffe, Woody Point, Scarborough, Clontarf and Margate, as well as parts of Kippa-Ring. The electorate's boundary stretches to take in Moreton Island.

The seat was created in 1960 and was first held by Liberal (later National) member Jim Houghton. The seat was contested between the Liberal and National Parties until Houghton's mid-term retirement in 1979, followed by a by-election won by Liberal Terry White. White became the Liberal Party leader in August 1983, causing a split in the National-dominated coalition government. In 1989, he lost the seat to Labor Party member Ray Hollis, who at one point was Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. In 2005, Hollis resigned and the Liberals' Terry Rogers, a local accountant, picked up the seat in a by-election upset, with an 8.4% swing. However, his tenure in the seat was short, and he lost it to Labor's Lillian van Litsenburg, a school teacher, at the 2006 state election.

Scott Driscoll, president of the United Retail Federation and a local resident born in Redcliffe, contested the seat for the Liberal National Party of Queensland at the 2012 state election, winning with a 15.67% swing. In March 2013 Premier Campbell Newman suspended Driscoll from the Liberal National Party, due to allegations that the MP had misled parliament about his business interests. The month after his suspension, Driscoll announced his resignation from the LNP, and committed to serve the remainder of his parliamentary term on the cross-bench. On 18 November 2013, the parliamentary Ethics Committee found Driscoll guilty of ethics violations and recommended his expulsion. He resigned the next day, citing ill health, though it was a near-certainty that he would have been voted out. This triggered a by-election on 22 February 2014, in which Yvette D'Ath reclaimed the seat for Labor.[2][3] D'Ath formerly held the federal seat of Petrie, which is based on Redcliffe. She won 57.1% of the two-party preferred vote making it the safest ALP seat in the Queensland Parliament.

Members for RedcliffeEdit

Member Party Term
  Jim Houghton Independent 1960–1960
  Liberal 1960–1961
  Independent 1961–1962
  Country 1963–1974
  National 1974–1979
  Terry White Liberal 1979–1989
  Ray Hollis Labor 1989–2005
  Terry Rogers Liberal 2005–2006
  Lillian van Litsenburg Labor 2006–2012
  Scott Driscoll Liberal National 2012–2013
  Independent 2013
  Yvette D'Ath Labor 2014–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Queensland state election: Redcliffe[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Yvette D'Ath 13,851 45.2 −2.0
Liberal National Kerri-Anne Dooley 11,414 37.2 −0.5
Greens James Bovill 2,446 8.0 +2.4
Independent Ian Philp 1,087 3.5 +3.5
Independent Graham Young 1,078 3.5 +3.5
Independent Shayne Jarvis 770 2.5 +0.2
Total formal votes 30,646 95.3 −2.7
Informal votes 1,498 4.7 +2.7
Turnout 32,144 87.6 −0.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Yvette D'Ath 16,811 54.9 −2.7
Liberal National Kerri-Anne Dooley 13,835 45.1 +2.7
Labor hold Swing −2.7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Representatives of Queensland State Electorates 1860-2017" (PDF). Queensland Parliamentary Record 2012-2017: The 55th Parliament. Queensland Parliament. Archived from the original on 27 April 2020.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ Green, Antony. "2014 Redcliffe by-election". Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  3. ^ Redcliffe by-election: Labor candidate Yvette D'Ath wins the Queensland seat - ABC 22 February 2014
  4. ^ 2017 State General Election - Redcliffe - District Summary, ECQ.

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