Electoral district of Clayfield

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QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Clayfield (2008—)
State Queensland
MP Tim Nicholls
Party Liberal National
Namesake Clayfield

Clayfield is an electoral division of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. It is centred on the inner northern suburb of Clayfield in the state capital of Brisbane.

The seat was first created in 1950, and consistently returned members for the conservative Liberal Party until its abolition in 1977. It was recreated in 1992 as part of the electoral reforms that ended Bjelke-Petersen-era malapportionment, and was easily won by Liberal candidate Santo Santoro, later a Borbidge government minister. Santoro was re-elected in 1996 and 1998, but was defeated in a shock result in 2001 by actress and Labor candidate Liddy Clark. Clark held on to the normally safe Liberal seat for two terms, but after a controversy-scarred term as a minister, was defeated by Liberal candidate Tim Nicholls in 2006. Nicholls was the last deputy leader of the state Liberal Party from 2007 to 2009.

A redistribution in 2008 made Clayfield notionally Labor by 0.2%, but the Liberal National Party achieved a swing strong enough for Nicholls to retain his seat in the 2009 election.

Members for Clayfield[edit]

First incarnation (1950–1977)
Member Party Term
  Harold Taylor Liberal 1950–1963
  John Murray Liberal 1963–1976
  Ivan Brown Liberal 1976–1977
Second incarnation (1992–present)
Member Party Term
  Santo Santoro Liberal 1992–2001
  Liddy Clark Labor 2001–2006
  Tim Nicholls Liberal 2006–2008
  Liberal National 2008–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2012: Clayfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Tim Nicholls 17,468 62.33 +13.09
Labor Brent Davidson 6,115 21.60 -14.94
Greens Luke Morey 3,068 10.84 +0.17
Katter's Australian Will Keenan 1,483 5.24 +5.24
Total formal votes 28,314 98.37 -0.28
Informal votes 470 1.63 +0.28
Turnout 28,784 91.30 +0.14
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Tim Nicholls 18,597 70.56 +14.72
Labor Brent Davidson 7,760 29.44 -14.72
Liberal National hold Swing +14.72


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