Electoral district of Mount Coot-tha

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Mount Coot-tha
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Mount Coot-tha (2008—)
State Queensland
MP Saxon Rice
Party Liberal National
Namesake Mount Coot-tha

Mount Coot-tha is an electoral district in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in the state of Queensland, Australia.

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.

Historically, Mount Coot-tha has been one of the strongest-performing seats for the Australian Greens—in the 2009 state election, the Greens polled 23.1 percent of the vote.[1]

Members for Mount Coot-tha[edit]

Member Party Term
  Kenneth Morris Liberal 1950–1963
  Bill Lickiss Liberal 1963–1986
  Lyle Schuntner Liberal 1986–1989
  Wendy Edmond Labor 1989–2004
  Andrew Fraser Labor 2004–2012
  Saxon Rice Liberal National 2012–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2012: Mount Coot-tha[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Saxon Rice 12,142 47.74 +11.48
Labor Andrew Fraser 7,285 28.64 -9.24
Greens Adam Stone 5,269 20.72 -2.36
Katter's Australian Margaret Waterman 739 2.91 +2.91
Total formal votes 25,435 98.77 -0.01
Informal votes 317 1.23 +0.01
Turnout 25,435 89.53 +1.76
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Saxon Rice 13,067 55.36 +10.61
Labor Andrew Fraser 10,538 44.64 -10.61
Liberal National gain from Labor Swing +10.61


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