Division of Griffith

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Griffith
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of GRIFFITH 2016.png
Division of Griffith in Queensland, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 1934 (1934)
MP Terri Butler
Party Australian Labor Party
Namesake Samuel Griffith
Electors 105,841 (2016)
Area 60 km2 (23.2 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Griffith is an electoral division for the Australian House of Representatives. The division covers the inner southern suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland.[1]

Terri Butler retained the seat for Labor[2] 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.

History[edit]

Griffith was created in 1934, replacing the seat of Oxley which had been established in 1900.[3] The division is named after Sir Samuel Griffith, former politician and a principal author of the Constitution of Australia.[1]

Boundaries[edit]

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.[1]

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Francis Baker Labor 1934–1939
  William Conelan Labor 1939–1949
  Doug Berry Liberal 1949–1954
  Wilfred Coutts Labor 1954–1958
  Arthur Chresby Liberal 1958–1961
  Wilfred Coutts Labor 1961–1966
  Donald Cameron Liberal 1966–1977
  Ben Humphreys Labor 1977–1996
  Graeme McDougall Liberal 1996–1998
  Kevin Rudd Labor 1998–2013
  Terri Butler Labor 2014–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Griffith[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Fiona Ward 37,716 41.00 −1.12
Labor Terri Butler 30,524 33.18 −7.22
Greens Karen Anderson 15,710 17.08 +6.83
Liberal Democrats Bronwyn Ablett 1,880 2.04 +2.04
Drug Law Reform John Jiggens 1,789 1.94 +1.94
Liberty Alliance Matt Darragh 1,477 1.61 +1.61
Independent Karel Boele 1,463 1.59 +1.59
Family First Theresa Graham 1,424 1.55 +0.80
Total formal votes 91,983 95.94 +0.71
Informal votes 3,897 4.06 −0.71
Turnout 95,880 90.59 −2.55
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Terri Butler 47,464 51.60 −1.50
Liberal National Fiona Ward 44,519 48.40 +1.50
Labor hold Swing −1.50

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Profile of the electoral division of Griffith (Qld)". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Griffith by-election: voters to choose replacement for Kevin Rudd in poll on February 8". ABC News. 6 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Commonwealth Electoral Division of Oxley (Qld)". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Griffith, QLD, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°29′10″S 153°03′43″E / 27.486°S 153.062°E / -27.486; 153.062