Queensland state election, 2004

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Queensland state election, 2004
Queensland
2001 ←
7 February 2004 (2004-02-07) → 2006

All 89 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Peter Beattie Lawrence Springborg Bill Flynn
Party Labor National/Liberal coalition One Nation
Leader since 20 February 1996 (1996-02-20) 4 February 2003 2001
Leader's seat Brisbane Central Southern Downs Lockyer (lost seat)
Last election 66 seats 15 seats 3 seats
Seats won 63 seats 20 seats 1 seat
Seat change Decrease3 Increase5 Decrease2
Percentage 47.01% 35.46% 4.88%
Swing Decrease1.92 Increase6.98 Decrease3.81

Premier before election

Peter Beattie
Labor

Elected Premier

Peter Beattie
Labor

An election was held in the Australian state of Queensland on 7 February 2004 to elect the 89 members of the state's Legislative Assembly.

The Australian Labor Party (ALP) government of Premier Peter Beattie won a third term in office, with its large majority almost untouched.

Key dates[edit]

Date Event
13 January 2004 Writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.[1]
19 January 2004 Close of electoral rolls.
20 January 2004 Close of nominations.
7 February 2004 Polling day, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.
12 February 2004 The Beattie Ministry was reconstituted.
20 February 2004 The writ was returned and the results formally declared.

Results[edit]

The Nationals regained three seats from Labor — Burdekin, Burnett and Charters Towers — as well as Lockyer from One Nation member Bill Flynn, but lost Keppel to Labor, leaving them with a total gain of three seats. The Liberal Party won Currumbin from Minister Merri Rose, as well as taking Rob Borbidge's former seat of Surfers Paradise from independent Lex Bell, who had won it in the 2001 by-election following Borbidge's resignation.

Queensland state election, 7 February 2004[2]
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled voters 2,400,977
Votes cast 2,195,400 Turnout 91.44 –1.13
Informal votes 43,657 Informal 1.99 –0.30
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 1,011,630 47.01 –1.92 63 – 3
  Liberal 398,147 18.50 +4.18 5 + 2
  National 365,005 16.96 +2.80 15 + 3
  Greens 145,522 6.76 +4.25 0 ± 0
  One Nation 104,980 4.88 –3.81 1 – 2
  Democrats 943 0.04 –0.30 0 ± 0
  Independent 125,516 5.83 –2.78 5 ± 0
Total 2,151,743     89  

Seats changing hands[edit]

Seat Pre-2004 Swing Post-2004
Party Member Margin Margin Member Party
Burdekin   Labor Steve Rodgers 5.1 -9.5 4.4 Rosemary Menkens National  
Burnett   Labor Trevor Strong 1.7 -4.3 2.6 Rob Messenger National  
Charters Towers   Labor Christine Scott 2.2 -4.9 2.7 Shane Knuth National  
Currumbin   Labor Merri Rose 14.5 -17.7 3.2 Jann Stuckey Liberal  
Keppel   National Vince Lester 1.5 -5.3 3.8 Paul Hoolihan Labor  
Lockyer   One Nation Bill Flynn 7.3 -11.4 4.1 Ian Rickuss National  

Post-election pendulum[edit]

LABOR SEATS (63)
Marginal
Clayfield Liddy Clark ALP 1.2%
Kawana Chris Cummins ALP 1.5%
Mudgeeraba Dianne Reilly ALP 1.9%
Nudgee Ronan Lee ALP 2.1%
Barron River Lesley Clark ALP 3.1%
Keppel Paul Hoolihan ALP 3.8%
Cairns Desley Boyle ALP 3.9%
Hervey Bay Andrew McNamara ALP 4.0%
Broadwater Peta-Kaye Croft ALP 4.1%
Aspley Bonny Barry ALP 4.3%
Burleigh Christine Smith ALP 5.0%
Gaven Robert Poole ALP 5.0%
Bundaberg Nita Cunningham ALP 5.3%
Townsville Mike Reynolds ALP 5.3%
Pumicestone Carryn Sullivan ALP 5.4%
Fairly safe
Mundingburra Lindy Nelson-Carr ALP 6.2%
Redcliffe Ray Hollis ALP 7.1%
Toowoomba North Kerry Shine ALP 7.3%
Cook Jason O'Brien ALP 7.5%
Mulgrave Warren Pitt ALP 7.7%
Thuringowa Craig Wallace ALP 7.9%
Redlands John English ALP 8.5%
Mansfield Phil Reeves ALP 8.6%
Cleveland Darryl Briskey ALP 8.7%
Noosa Cate Molloy ALP 8.7%
Glass House Carolyn Male ALP 8.9%
Ipswich West Don Livingstone ALP 9.4%
Springwood Barbara Stone ALP 9.7%
Safe
Southport Peter Lawlor ALP 10.0%
Mount Gravatt Judy Spence ALP 10.3%
Greenslopes Gary Fenlon ALP 11.0%
Chatsworth Terry Mackenroth ALP 11.4%
Mount Coot-tha Andrew Fraser ALP 11.5%
Everton Rod Welford ALP 11.6%
Mount Ommaney Julie Attwood ALP 11.6%
Fitzroy Jim Pearce ALP 12.4%
Kurwongbah Linda Lavarch ALP 12.5%
Murrumba Dean Wells ALP 12.7%
Ferny Grove Geoff Wilson ALP 13.2%
Kallangur Ken Hayward ALP 13.7%
Sandgate Gordon Nuttall ALP 14.0%
Mount Isa Tony McGrady ALP 14.2%
Ashgrove Jim Fouras ALP 14.7%
Whitsunday Jan Jarratt ALP 14.8% v IND
Stretton Stephen Robertson ALP 15.0%
Capalaba Michael Choi ALP 15.2%
Mackay Tim Mulherin ALP 15.8%
Stafford Terry Sullivan ALP 16.3%
Waterford Tom Barton ALP 16.5%
Yeerongpilly Simon Finn ALP 17.1%
Albert Margaret Keech ALP 17.3%
Lytton Paul Lucas ALP 17.9%
Algester Karen Struthers ALP 18.0%
Bulimba Pat Purcell ALP 18.5%
Rockhampton Robert Schwarten ALP 19.0%
Nudgee Neil Roberts ALP 19.3%
Brisbane Central Peter Beattie ALP 19.6%
Ipswich Rachel Nolan ALP 21.0%
South Brisbane Anna Bligh ALP 21.1%
Logan John Mickel ALP 21.3%
Bundamba Jo-Ann Miller ALP 24.9%
Woodridge Desley Scott ALP 28.0%
Inala Henry Palaszczuk ALP 31.0%
NATIONAL/LIBERAL SEATS (20)
Marginal
Caloundra Mark McArdle LIB 1.3%
Burnett Rob Messenger NAT 2.6%
Charters Towers Shane Knuth NAT 2.7%
Currumbin Jann Stuckey LIB 3.2%
Lockyer Ian Rickuss NAT 4.1%
Maroochydore Fiona Simpson NAT 4.1%
Burdekin Rosemary Menkens NAT 4.4%
Fairly safe
Moggill Bruce Flegg LIB 6.3%
Beaudesert Kev Lingard NAT 8.1%
Robina Bob Quinn LIB 8.8%
Safe
Mirani Ted Malone NAT 10.6%
Hinchinbrook Marc Rowell NAT 10.9% v IND
Toowoomba South Mike Horan NAT 11.5%
Surfers Paradise John-Paul Langbroek LIB 13.9%
Gregory Vaughan Johnson NAT 17.4%
Darling Downs Ray Hopper NAT 17.8%
Cunningham Stuart Copeland NAT 18.9%
Callide Jeff Seeney NAT 23.6%
Warrego Howard Hobbs NAT 24.8%
Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg NAT 25.2%
CROSSBENCH SEATS (6)
Gympie Elisa Roberts IND 10.0% v ALP
Gladstone Liz Cunningham IND 11.2% v ALP
Tablelands Dorothy Pratt ONP 12.4% v NAT
Nanango Dorothy Pratt IND 12.7% v NAT
Maryborough Chris Foley IND 18.0% v ALP
Nicklin Peter Wellington IND 29.6% v ALP


Subsequent changes[edit]

In 2005, Deputy Premier Terry Mackenroth and Speaker Ray Hollis resigned from parliament, forcing by-elections in their former seats of Chatsworth and Redcliffe on 20 August 2005. The Liberal Party won both seats, with Michael Caltabiano successful in Chatsworth and Terry Rogers in Redcliffe. ALP member Robert Poole resigned from his seat of Gaven on 28 February 2006. National Party candidate Dr Alex Douglas won the Gaven by-election held on 1 April 2006.

The results of the three by-elections left Labor with 60 seats and lift National and Liberal Party representation to 16 and seven seats respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Electoral Commission of Queensland (August 2004). Queensland Election 2004: Statistical Returns. p. 6. ISBN 0-7242-6851-0. 
  2. ^ Australian Government and Politics Database. "Parliament of Queensland, Assembly election, 7 February 2004". Retrieved 22 February 2009. 

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