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.
Electoral map of South Brisbane 2017
|Area||13 km2 (5.0 sq mi)|
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)|
|Thomas Blacket Stephens||Unaligned||1863–1875|
|Richard Ash Kingsford||Unaligned||1875–1878|
|Second incarnation (1878–1912, 2 members)|
|Richard Ash Kingsford||Unaligned||1878–1883|
|Third incarnation (1912–present, 1 member)|
|Neil MacGroarty||Country and Progressive National||1929–1932|
|Liberal National||Simon Quinn||6,764||24.3||−8.0|
|Total formal votes||27,799||96.4||−2.0|