Division of Griffith
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Party||Australian Labor Party|
|Area||60 km2 (23.2 sq mi)|
Terri Butler retained the seat for Labor at the 2014 Griffith by-election on 8 February, caused by the resignation of the previous member, former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who held the seat from 1998 until his resignation in November 2013. She benefited from preference flows from voters and from minor parties to retain the seat after the LNP candidate Bill Glasson again didn't receive enough preferences, despite his higher primary vote, for the second election in the seat in a row.
Griffith was created in 1934, replacing the seat of Oxley which had been established in 1900. The division is named after Sir Samuel Griffith, former politician and a principal author of the Constitution of Australia.
Griffith covers the inner southern Brisbane suburbs of Balmoral, Bulimba, Camp Hill, Carina Heights, Coorparoo, Dutton Park, East Brisbane, Greenslopes, Highgate Hill, Hawthorne, Kangaroo Point, Morningside, Norman Park, Seven Hills, South Brisbane, and Woolloongabba, as well as parts of Annerley, Cannon Hill, Carina, Holland Park, Holland Park West, Mount Gravatt East, Murarrie, Tarragindi and West End.
|Griffith by-election, 2014|
|Liberal National||Bill Glasson||34,491||44.38||+2.16|
|Katter's Australian||Ray Sawyer||821||1.06||+0.37|
|Family First||Christopher Williams||729||0.94||+0.20|
|Stable Population||Timothy Lawrence||666||0.86||+0.67|
|Bullet Train||Anthony Ackroyd||602||0.77||+0.77|
|Total formal votes||77,723||96.82||+1.58|
|Liberal National||Bill Glasson||37,494||48.24||+1.25|
- "Profile of the electoral division of Griffith (Qld)". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
- "Griffith by-election: voters to choose replacement for Kevin Rudd in poll on February 8". ABC News. 6 January 2014.
- "Commonwealth Electoral Division of Oxley (Qld)". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 January 2014.