Electoral district of Algester
The Algester electoral district since 2008.
|Namesake||Suburb of Algester|
|Area||105 km2 (40.5 sq mi)|
The electoral district of Algester is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in south-west Brisbane. It includes the suburbs of Algester, Parkinson, Hillcrest, Boronia Heights, Forestdale, Larapinta, Heathwood, Forest Lake, Doolandella, and Pallara, as well as the Greenbank Military Range. It borders the electoral districts of Sunnybank, Stretton, Logan, Lockyer, Bundamba, and Inala.
The Algester electoral district was created at the 1999 redistribution from the former electoral district of Archerfield, and was contested for the first time at the 2001 election. It had been a safe seat for the Labor Party since its inception, as had Archerfield, but it was won by Anthony Shorten of the Liberal National Party at the 2012 election. Leeanne Enoch won the seat back for Labor at the 2015 election. Enoch is the first Indigenous Australian woman elected to the Queensland parliament.
Members for Algester
|Anthony Shorten||Liberal National||2012–2015|
|Liberal National||Anthony Shorten||11,247||39.56||−11.16|
|Total formal votes||28,429||97.67||+0.34|
|Liberal National||Anthony Shorten||11,770||43.01||−16.14|
|Labor gain from Liberal National||Swing||+16.14|
- "State District Map of Algester" (PDF). Electoral Commission of Queensland. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 February 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
- "Labor's Leeanne Enoch to become one of two Indigenous MPs". ABC News. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
- "Algester: District Summary". 2015 State General Election. Electoral Commission of Queensland. 11 February 2015. Archived from the original on 13 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
- Green, Antony (11 February 2015). "Algester results". Queensland election 2015. Australia: ABC News. Retrieved 13 February 2015.