Division of Rankin
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Rankin (green) within Queensland
|Area||131 km2 (50.6 sq mi)|
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.
|Australian federal election, 2013: Rankin|
|Liberal National||David Lin||30,260||36.37||−0.73|
|Palmer United||Bill Rogan||9,228||11.09||+11.09|
|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|
|Liberal National||David Lin||37,622||45.22||+0.63|