Brisbane Central state by-election, 2007

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A state by-election was held in Queensland on 13 October 2007[1] to fill the vacancy in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland electoral district of Brisbane Central, formerly held by Labor member and former Premier Peter Beattie, who resigned on 14 September 2007.[2] The Liberal-National coalition failed to stand a candidate in the by-election.[3][4] A total of six candidates stood in the election.[5]

Grace Grace held the seat for Labor with slightly over 50% of the vote, negating the need for the count to go to preferences.[6] In the absence of a Liberal-National coalition candidate, the party with the largest gains were The Greens, who scored a swing in their favour of 14.83%.[7]

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Brisbane Central state by-election, 13 October 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Grace Grace 11,248 50.35 −0.13
Greens Anne Boccabella 7,396 33.11 +14.83
Family First Mark A. White 1,738 7.78 +7.78
Independent Erik Olaf Eriksen 711 3.18 +3.18
Independent Ronald Davy 674 3.02 +3.02
One Nation Ian Nelson 574 2.57 +2.57
Total formal votes 30,111 93.21 −1.16
Informal votes 2,193 6.79 +1.16
Turnout 32,304 84.93 −6.86
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Grace Grace 11,594 57.85 −6.92
Greens Anne Boccabella 8,449 42.15 +42.15
Labor hold Swing N/A

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