Electoral district of Stafford
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.
History and political profile
Stafford was first formed in 1972, when it was won by the Australian Labor Party. This changed in 1974 when the seat went to Terry Gygar of the Liberal Party. Gygar held the seat until 1983, at which point he lost it to Denis Murphy, but after Murphy's death in 1984 Gygar was able to retake the seat in the by-election. Gygar was re-elected in the election of 1986 but lost the seat at the 1989 election to Rod Welford of Labor.
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 include Stafford, Chermside, Gordon Park, Kedron, Lutwyche, Stafford Heights and parts of Albion, Chermside West, Wavell Heights and Wooloowin.The seat remained in Labor's hands after the 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2009 elections.
Members for Stafford
|First incarnation (1972–1992)|
|Second incarnation (2001–present)|
|Chris Davis||Liberal National||2012–present|
|Queensland state election, 2012: Stafford|
|Liberal National||Chris Davis||13,423||50.23||+12.35|
|Katter's Australian||Karin Hunter||1,307||4.89||+4.89|
|Total formal votes||26,722||98.10||-0.11|
|Liberal National||Chris Davis||14,302||57.06||+14.35|
|Liberal National gain from Labor||Swing||+14.35|
- Green, Antony. "Stafford". ABC Elections: 2009 Queensland Election (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 6 February 2010.
- "Queensland Electoral Boundaries 1999 (Stafford)". State of Queensland, Department of Natural Resources. 1999. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
- Electorate Profile (Antony Green, ABC)