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Electoral district of South Brisbane

South Brisbane, also known as Brisbane South, is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. The electorate encompasses suburbs in Brisbane's inner-south, stretching from East Brisbane to West End, and south to Annerley. Parts of Greenslopes and Coorparoo are also located in the electorate.

South Brisbane
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
ECQ-2017-Final-South Brisbane.pdf
Electoral map of South Brisbane 2017
MPJackie Trad
NamesakeSouth Brisbane
Electors33,459 (2017)
Area13 km2 (5.0 sq mi)
Coordinates27°29′S 153°2′E / 27.483°S 153.033°E / -27.483; 153.033Coordinates: 27°29′S 153°2′E / 27.483°S 153.033°E / -27.483; 153.033
Electorates around South Brisbane:
Cooper McConnel Bulimba
Maiwar South Brisbane Greenslopes
Maiwar Miller Greenslopes
Electoral map of South Brisbane 2008

South Brisbane is Queensland's oldest electorate, having been the only one of the original 16 districts to have been contested at every election. South Brisbane has generally been considered a safe seat for the Labor Party since 1915. It has only been lost by the party on three occasions: the Country and Progressive National Party's 1929 landslide victory; after the 1957 Labor split, when sitting member and Premier Vince Gair quit the party to form the Queensland Labor Party; and finally in 1974, at the height of the Bjelke-Petersen government's popularity. Anna Bligh, the former Premier of Queensland held the seat from 1995 until her resignation in 2012 after Labor's defeat at the 2012 state election on 24 March. Labor Deputy Premier Jackie Trad is the current member.


First incarnation (1860–1878, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Henry Richards Unaligned 1860–1863
  Thomas Blacket Stephens Unaligned 1863–1875
  Richard Ash Kingsford Unaligned 1875–1878
Second incarnation (1878–1912, 2 members)
Member Party Term
  Richard Ash Kingsford Unaligned 1878–1883
  Angus Mackay Unaligned 1878–1880
  Simon Fraser Unaligned 1880–1888
  Henry Jordan Unaligned 1883–1888
  Henry Jordan Unaligned 1888–1890
  Abraham Luya Unaligned 1888–1893
  Arthur Morry Unaligned 1890–1893
  Harry Turley Labour 1893–1899
  Charles Midson Ministerialist 1893–1896
  William Stephens Ministerialist 1896–1904
  Abraham Luya Unaligned 1899
  Harry Turley Labour 1899–1902
  Alec Lamont Ministerialist 1902–1904
  William Reinhold Labour 1904–1907
  Thomas Bouchard Ministerialist/Opposition 1904–1908
  William Stephens Opposition 1907-1908
Peter Airey Kidstonites 1908
Independent Opposition 1908–1909
  John Huxham Labour 1908–1909
  Thomas Bouchard Liberal 1909–1912
  James Allan Liberal 1909–1912
Third incarnation (1912–present, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Thomas Bouchard Liberal 1912–1915
  Edgar Free Labor 1915–1920
  Myles Ferricks Labor 1920–1929
  Neil MacGroarty Country and Progressive National 1929–1932
  Vince Gair Labor 1932–1957
  Queensland Labor 1957–1960
  Col Bennett Labor 1960–1972
  Fred Bromley Labor 1972–1974
  Colin Lamont Liberal 1974–1977
  Jim Fouras Labor 1977–1986
  Anne Warner Labor 1986–1995
  Anna Bligh Labor 1995–2012
  Jackie Trad Labor 2012–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Queensland state election: South Brisbane[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jackie Trad 10,007 36.0 −6.0
Greens Amy MacMahon 9,549 34.4 +11.7
Liberal National Simon Quinn 6,764 24.3 −8.0
Independent Cameron Murray 516 1.9 +1.9
Independent Karel Boele 484 1.7 −1.2
Independent Karagh-Mae Kelly 249 0.9 +0.9
Independent Frank Jordan 230 0.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 27,799 96.4 −2.0
Informal votes 1,052 3.6 +2.0
Turnout 28,851 83.7 +3.1
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Jackie Trad 14,887 53.6 −10.2
Greens Amy MacMahon 12,912 46.5 +46.5
Labor hold Swing −10.2


External linksEdit

  • Green, Antony. "Electorate Profile". Australian Broadcasting Corporation.