Division of Moncrieff

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For the Canberra suburb of Moncrieff, see Moncrieff, Australian Capital Territory.
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Moncrieff 2010.png
Division of Moncrieff (green) within Queensland
Created 1984
MP Steven Ciobo
Party Liberal National
Namesake Gladys Moncrieff
Electors 92,679 (2013)
Area 92 km2 (35.5 sq mi)
Demographic Provincial

The Division of Moncrieff is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1984 and is named after Gladys Moncrieff, an Australian singer who resided in the area.

Moncrieff is located in south east Queensland, and is based on the central portion of the Gold Coast, including Surfers Paradise. While the Gold Coast has always been a rather conservative area, Moncrieff is located in a particularly conservative portion of the Gold Coast, and it has been a comfortably safe Liberal seat for its entire existence. The Liberals have never won less than 59 percent of the two-party vote, and since 1993 have usually won enough primary votes to retain the seat without the need for preferences. It is currently the ninth-safest Coalition seat in Australia and the third-safest for either side of politics in Queensland, with a 17-point swing needed for Labor to win it.


Member Party Term
  Kathy Sullivan Liberal 1984–2001
  Steven Ciobo Liberal 2001–2010
  Liberal National 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Liberal Party Campaign sign during the 2007 Federal election.
Australian federal election, 2013: Moncrieff
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Steven Ciobo 44,295 55.69 −6.16
Labor Jason Munro 16,562 20.82 −2.66
Palmer United Grant Pforr 10,882 13.68 +13.68
Greens Toni McPherson 5,127 6.45 −5.11
Family First Barrie Nicholson 1,744 2.19 −0.92
One Nation Veronica Beric 600 0.75 +0.75
CEC Paul Spajic 330 0.41 +0.41
Total formal votes 79,540 94.27 +0.45
Informal votes 4,839 5.73 −0.45
Turnout 84,379 91.04 +0.52
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Steven Ciobo 54,051 67.95 +0.46
Labor Jason Munro 25,489 32.05 −0.46
Liberal National hold Swing +0.46


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Coordinates: 28°00′29″S 153°23′06″E / 28.008°S 153.385°E / -28.008; 153.385