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Electoral district of Springwood

Springwood
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
State Queensland
Dates current 1986–present
MP John Grant
Party Liberal National
Namesake Springwood

Springwood is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland.

The district is based in the south-eastern suburbs of Brisbane. It is named for suburb of Springwood and also includes the suburbs of Daisy Hill, Loganholme, Rochedale South and Shailer Park. The electorate was first contested in 1986.

History and political profile

The inaugural member for Springwood was Huan Fraser, who represented the National Party. Labor's Molly Robson defeated Fraser in the 1989 state election. She held the seat in the 1992 election, but lost it to the Liberal's Luke Woolmer in 1995 on the back of the Koala tollway controversy, in which the sitting Labor government had announced plans to build a tollway through a koala sanctuary. Woolmer won the seat with a 19.4% swing, but narrowly lost it to Labor in 1998. Labor continued to hold the seat in the 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2010 elections. In 2012, John Grant, a Logan City Councilor, won the seat for the Liberal National Party with a 19.47% swing. [1]

Members for Springwood

Member Party Term
  Huan Fraser National 1986–1989
  Molly Robson Labor 1989–1995
  Luke Woolmer Liberal 1995–1998
  Grant Musgrove Labor 1998–2000
  Independent 2000–2001
  Barbara Stone Labor 2001–2012
  John Grant Liberal National 2012–present

Election results

Main article: Electoral results for the district of Springwood
Queensland state election, 2012: Springwood[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National John Grant 15,939 55.67 +15.46
Labor Barbara Stone 8,016 28.00 -18.95
Katter's Australian Party Julian Tocaciu 1,923 6.72 +6.72
Greens Neil Cotter 1,910 6.67 -0.57
Family First Chris Lawrie 845 2.95 +2.95
Total formal votes 28,633 97.86 -0.08
Informal votes 625 2.14 +0.08
Turnout 29,258 91.35 -0.50
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National John Grant 17,256 65.39 +19.47
Labor Barbara Stone 9,132 34.61 -19.47
Liberal National gain from Labor Swing +19.47

References

External links

  • Electorate Profile (Antony Green, ABC)
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