Division of Rankin

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Rankin 2010.png
Division of Rankin (green) within Queensland
Created 1984
MP Jim Chalmers
Party Labor
Namesake Annabelle Rankin
Electors 96,498 (2013)
Area 131 km2 (50.6 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Rankin is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1984 and is named after Annabelle Rankin, the first Queensland woman elected to the Senate.

In its original form, Rankin covered the Gold Coast hinterland including Lamington National Park and the major town of Beaudesert as well as some outer metropolitan areas of Brisbane. In this situation it was a marginal seat held by the Labor party. However, with the transfer of the rural hinterland to Forde, Rankin became a much safer Labor seat, being one of only two Queensland seats the ALP retained in the 1996 election.

Today Rankin is based on the outer southern suburbs of the City of Brisbane, in addition to portions of the City of Logan.


Member Party Term
  David Beddall Labor 1984–1998
  Craig Emerson Labor 1998–2013
  Jim Chalmers Labor 2013–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Rankin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Jim Chalmers 35,098 42.18 −2.97
Liberal National David Lin 30,260 36.37 −0.73
Palmer United Bill Rogan 9,228 11.09 +11.09
Greens Neil Cotter 4,405 5.29 −5.91
Family First Chris Lawrie 2,514 3.02 −3.52
Katter's Australian Chris Claydon 1,697 2.04 +2.04
Total formal votes 83,202 93.44 +0.93
Informal votes 5,840 6.56 −0.93
Turnout 89,042 92.27 +0.93
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jim Chalmers 45,580 54.78 −0.63
Liberal National David Lin 37,622 45.22 +0.63
Labor hold Swing −0.63


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Coordinates: 27°38′31″S 153°05′38″E / 27.642°S 153.094°E / -27.642; 153.094