Electoral district of Algester

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Algester
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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The Algester electoral district since 2008.
State Queensland
MP Leeanne Enoch
Party Labor
Namesake Suburb of Algester
Electors 32,147 (2015)
Area 105 km2 (40.5 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°42′S 152°57′E / 27.700°S 152.950°E / -27.700; 152.950Coordinates: 27°42′S 152°57′E / 27.700°S 152.950°E / -27.700; 152.950

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.[1]

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.[2]

Members for Algester[edit]

Member Party Term
  Karen Struthers Labor 2001–2012
Anthony Shorten Liberal National 2012–2015
  Leeanne Enoch Labor 2015–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Algester[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Leeanne Enoch 14,089 49.56 +15.71
Liberal National Anthony Shorten 11,247 39.56 −11.16
Greens Susan Wolf 2,056 7.23 +0.28
Independent Kevin Forshaw 1,037 3.65 +3.65
Total formal votes 28,429 97.67 +0.34
Informal votes 679 2.33 −0.34
Turnout 29,108 90.55 −2.27
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Leeanne Enoch 15,594 56.99 +16.14
Liberal National Anthony Shorten 11,770 43.01 −16.14
Labor gain from Liberal National Swing +16.14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State District Map of Algester" (PDF). Electoral Commission of Queensland. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 February 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Labor's Leeanne Enoch to become one of two Indigenous MPs". ABC News. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Green, Antony (11 February 2015). "Algester results". Queensland election 2015. Australia: ABC News. Retrieved 13 February 2015.