Electoral district of Mount Coot-tha
Mount Coot-tha (2008—)
The electoral district encompasses suburbs in Brisbane's inner-west, including Milton, Auchenflower, Paddington, Red Hill, Bardon and parts of the suburbs of Toowong, Kelvin Grove, and Ashgrove. The district takes its name from nearby Mount Coot-tha.
Mount Coot-tha has generally changed with the government of the day: it was held by the Liberal Party during the long-running Bjelke-Petersen, Ahern and Cooper governments, before falling to the Australian Labor Party's Wendy Edmond upon the 1989 election of the Goss government. She held the seat until her retirement in 2004, and was succeeded by Labor's Andrew Fraser, who rose to become Deputy Premier and Treasurer under Anna Bligh. However, the seat fell to the Liberal National Party amidst their landslide victory at the 2012 state election, with Fraser being defeated by Saxon Rice.
Members for Mount Coot-tha
|Saxon Rice||Liberal National||2012–present|
|Queensland state election, 2012: Mount Coot-tha|
|Liberal National||Saxon Rice||12,142||47.74||+11.48|
|Katter's Australian||Margaret Waterman||739||2.91||+2.91|
|Total formal votes||25,435||98.77||-0.01|
|Liberal National||Saxon Rice||13,067||55.36||+10.61|
|Liberal National gain from Labor||Swing||+10.61|
- Green, A.  ABC Online. Accessed 11-10-2009.
- Electorate Profile (Antony Green, ABC)