Division of Lilley

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Lilley 2010.png
Division of Lilley (green) within Queensland
Created 1913
MP Wayne Swan
Party Labor
Namesake Charles Lilley
Electors 100,164 (2013)
Area 147 km2 (56.8 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Lilley is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was first proclaimed in 1913. The division is named after Sir Charles Lilley, a former Premier of Queensland and a former Chief Justice in the Supreme Court of Queensland.

The Division of Lilley includes sparsely populated areas of Brisbane Airport, tidal wetlands around Boondall and industrial areas around Pinkenba.


Lilley stretches from the upper-class riverside suburbs of Ascot, Hamilton and Clayfield in the south to the bayside suburbs of Sandgate and Brighton in the north, and as far west as Chermside and Kedron.

Lilley currently covers the north-eastern part of the City of Brisbane local government area, and includes Ascot, Banyo, Boondall, Brighton, Chermside, Deagon, Geebung, Gordon Park, Hamilton, Hendra, Kedron, Northgate, Nudgee, Nundah, Pinkenba, Sandgate, Shorncliffe, Taigum, Virginia, Wavell Heights, Wooloowin, and Zillmere, and parts of Albion, Aspley, and Lutwyche.


The Division of Lilley tends to be a Labor marginal seat, and is currently represented by former Treasurer and former Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party and Deputy Prime Minister, Wayne Swan.

Member Party Term
  Jacob Stumm Commonwealth Liberal 1913–1917
  George Mackay Nationalist 1917–1931
  United Australia 1931–1934
  Sir Donald Cameron United Australia 1934–1937
  William Jolly United Australia 1937–1943
  James Hadley Labor 1943–1949
  Bruce Wight Liberal 1949–1961
  Don Cameron Labor 1961–1963
  Kevin Cairns Liberal 1963–1972
  Frank Doyle Labor 1972–1974
  Kevin Cairns Liberal 1974–1980
  Elaine Darling Labor 1980–1993
  Wayne Swan Labor 1993–1996
  Elizabeth Grace Liberal 1996–1998
  Wayne Swan Labor 1998–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Lilley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Rod McGarvie 37,232 41.32 +0.10
Labor Wayne Swan 36,228 40.21 −0.88
Greens Nic Forster 6,908 7.67 −4.50
Palmer United Benedict Figueroa 6,193 6.87 +6.87
Katter's Australian James Ryan 1,899 2.11 +2.11
Family First Allan Vincent 1,297 1.44 −1.66
CEC Nick Contarino 344 0.38 +0.38
Total formal votes 90,101 95.43 −0.01
Informal votes 4,314 4.57 +0.01
Turnout 94,415 94.26 +0.74
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Wayne Swan 46,237 51.32 −1.86
Liberal National Rod McGarvie 43,864 48.68 +1.86
Labor hold Swing −1.86


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Coordinates: 27°22′37″S 153°04′16″E / 27.377°S 153.071°E / -27.377; 153.071