Electoral district of Stafford

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Stafford
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
QLD - Stafford 2008.png
Stafford (2008—)
State Queensland
MP Anthony Lynham
Party Australian Labor Party
Namesake Stafford

Stafford is a Legislative Assembly of Queensland electoral district in the state of Queensland, Australia.

It is located in the inner northern residential suburbs of Brisbane. Suburbs in the current electorate include Stafford, Gordon Park, Grange, Kedron, Stafford Heights, and parts of Chermside, Chermside West, McDowall, Alderley, Wilston, Newmarket and Windsor. The Electorate includes the Prince Charles Hospital.[1]

Stafford was first formed in 1972, when it was won by Labor's Roy Harvey. This changed in 1974 when the seat went to Liberal Terry Gygar. Gygar held the seat until 1983, at which point he lost it to Labor's Denis Murphy, but after Murphy's death Gygar was able to retake the seat at the 1984 Stafford by-election. Gygar was re-elected in 1986 but lost the seat in 1989 to Labor's Rod Welford.[1]

In 1992 the seat was abolished, and Welford moved to Everton. But a redistribution saw the seat recreated in 2001 after Chermside and Kedron were amalgamated. Suburbs in the 2001–2006 electorate included Stafford, Chermside, Gordon Park, Kedron, Lutwyche, Stafford Heights and parts of Albion, Chermside West, Wavell Heights and Wooloowin.[2] Labor's Terry Sullivan held the seat from 2001 to 2006 and Labor's Stirling Hinchliffe until 2012 when Liberal Nationals Chris Davis won the seat.[1]

A 2014 Stafford by-election was held on 19 July as a result of the resignation of Davis. The by-election was won by Labor's Anthony Lynham with a 62 percent two-party vote from a 19.1 percent two-party swing.[1]

Members for Stafford[edit]

First incarnation (1972–1992)
Member Party Term
  Roy Harvey Labor 1972–1974
  Terry Gygar Liberal 1974–1983
  Denis Murphy Labor 1983–1984
  Terry Gygar Liberal 1984–1989
  Rod Welford Labor 1989–1992
Second incarnation (2001–present)
Member Party Term
  Terry Sullivan Labor 2001–2006
  Stirling Hinchliffe Labor 2006–2012
  Chris Davis Liberal National 2012–2014
  Anthony Lynham Labor 2014–present

Election results[edit]

Stafford state by-election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Anthony Lynham 12,626 50.6 +17.1
Liberal National Bob Andersen 8,339 33.4 −16.8
Greens Anne Boccabella 2,971 11.9 +0.6
Family First Sally-Anne Vincent 997 4.0 +4.0
Total formal votes 24,933 98.1 −0.0
Informal votes 485 1.9 +0.0
Turnout 25,418 81.5 −9.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anthony Lynham 14,562 62.0 +19.1
Liberal National Bob Andersen 8,925 38.0 −19.1
Labor gain from Liberal National Swing +19.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Green, Antony. "Stafford". ABC Elections: 2012 by-lection (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 
  2. ^ "Queensland Electoral Boundaries 1999 (Stafford)". State of Queensland, Department of Natural Resources. 1999. Retrieved 4 August 2008. 

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