|Member of the Australian Parliament
2 March 1996 – 3 October 1998
|Preceded by||Ben Humphreys|
|Succeeded by||Kevin Rudd|
21 November 1946 |
New South Wales
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
Graeme Robert McDougall (born 21 November 1946) is an Australian politician who was the Liberal Party of Australia member of the House of Representatives for the electorate of Griffith in Queensland from 2 March 1996 to 3 October 1998.
Born in New South Wales, McDougall was a small businessman and alderman for the Brisbane City Council. In the 1996 federal election, he stood as the Liberal candidate in Griffith. Although the retiring Labor MP, Ben Humphreys, had held it without serious difficulty since 1977, the recent redistribution had cut Labor's majority almost in half, to a somewhat marginal four percent. Additionally, Labor was very unpopular in Queensland. McDougall defeated Labor candidate Kevin Rudd on the eighth count, largely due to getting a large flow of National preferences on the seventh count. Labor was cut down to only two seats in the state, its worst showing there since 1975.
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Griffith
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