Electoral district of Aspley

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QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Aspley (2008—)
State Queensland
Dates current 1960–present
MP Tracy Davis
Party Liberal National
Namesake Aspley
Electors 31,391 (2015)
Area 33 km2 (12.7 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°20′S 153°0′E / 27.333°S 153.000°E / -27.333; 153.000Coordinates: 27°20′S 153°0′E / 27.333°S 153.000°E / -27.333; 153.000

Aspley is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland.

The district is located in the north-eastern residential suburbs of Brisbane, encompassing Aspley, Bridgeman Downs, and Carseldine, as well as parts of McDowall, West Chermside, Lawnton, and Zillmere. It is now wholly within the local government area of Brisbane City Council, following the redistribution prior to the 2009 election.

The electorate was created at the 1959 redistribution from the former electorate of Chermside. Aspley was a safe Liberal seat until the collapse of the National-Liberal coalition in Queensland in 1983, when first-term Liberal member Beryce Nelson lost the seat to the Nationals' Brian Cahill a former local newsreader. Nelson then joined the Nationals and was subsequently preselected to contest Aspley at the 1986 election. She won and held the seat for that term and then was defeated by the Liberals' John Goss in 1989. Goss was defeated by Labor's Bonny Barry in Labor's landslide victory at the 2001 state election. Barry was herself defeated after three terms by Tracy Davis of the Liberal National Party at the 2009 state election.

Members for Aspley[edit]

Member Party Term
  Fred Campbell Liberal 1960–1980
  Beryce Nelson Liberal 1980–1983
  Brian Cahill National 1983–1986
  Beryce Nelson National 1986–1989
  John Goss Liberal 1989–2001
  Bonny Barry Labor 2001–2009
  Tracy Davis Liberal National 2009–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Aspley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Tracy Davis 14,868 52.41 −13.02
Labor Gayle Dallaston 10,835 38.20 +14.65
Greens Noel Clothier 2,663 9.39 +1.96
Total formal votes 28,366 98.28 −0.12
Informal votes 497 1.72 +0.12
Turnout 28,863 91.95 −2.47
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Tracy Davis 15,276 55.17 −16.58
Labor Gayle Dallaston 12,412 44.83 +16.58
Liberal National hold Swing −16.58


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