Electoral district of redcliffe

Redcliffe
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
State Queensland
MP Scott Driscoll
Party Independent
Namesake Redcliffe

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

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 byelection won by Liberal Terry White. White became the Liberal leader in August 1983, causing a split in the National-dominated coalition at the time. In 1989, he lost the seat to Australian 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 an 8.4% by-election upset. However, his tenure in the seat was short, and he lost it to Labor's Lillian van Litsenburg, a school teacher, in the 2006 election.

Scott Driscoll, president of the United Retail Federation and a local resident born in Redcliffe, contested the seat as the LNP candidate on 24 March 2012 and won with a 15.67% swing. In March 2013 Premier Campbell Newman suspended Mr Driscoll from the Liberal National party, due to allegations the MP mislead parliament on his business interests. The month following his suspension, Driscoll publicly announced his resignation from the LNP, and committed to serve the remainder of his parliamentary term on the cross bench.

Members for Redcliffe

Member Party Term
  Jim Houghton Independent 1960–1960
  Liberal 1960–1961
  Independent 1961–1962
  Country 1963–1975
  National Country 1975–1979
  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–present

Election results

Main article: Electoral results for the district of Redcliffe
Queensland state election, 2012: Redcliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Scott Driscoll 13,991 49.24 +14.94
Labor Lillian van Litsenburg 8,739 30.76 -12.26
Katter's Australian Party Bevan Collingwood 2,484 8.74 +8.74
Greens Noel Clothier 1,912 6.73 +0.61
Family First Kerri Dooley 1,288 4.53 +1.91
Total formal votes 28,414 97.61 -0.42
Informal votes 695 2.39 +0.42
Turnout 29,109 91.11 +0.21
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Scott Driscoll 15,427 60.10 +15.67
Labor Lillian van Litsenburg 10,242 39.90 -15.67
Liberal National gain from Labor Swing +15.67

References

External links

  • Electorate Profile (Antony Green, ABC)
  • [1] (Kelmeny Fraser, Mark Solomons, The Courier-Mail)
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