Division of Moncrieff
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||92 km2 (35.5 sq mi)|
Moncrieff is based on Surfers Paradise and the central portion of the Gold Coast. While the Gold Coast has always been a rather conservative area, Surfers Paradise is considered particularly conservative even by Gold Coast standards. As a result, Moncrieff has been a comfortably safe Liberal seat for its entire existence. Indeed, most of the area has been represented by centre-right MPs without interruption since 1906; the Surfers Paradise area was part of Moreton before 1949, and then part of McPherson from 1949 to 1984. The Liberals have never won less than 59 percent of the two-party vote, and since 1993 have usually won enough primary votes to retain the seat without the need for preferences.
|Liberal National||Steven Ciobo||50,688||58.97||+3.28|
|Family First||Julie Rose||5,619||6.54||+4.35|
|Total formal votes||85,960||95.54||+1.27|
|Liberal National||Steven Ciobo||55,824||64.94||−3.01|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||−3.01|
- Moncrieff, QLD, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.