Electoral district of Chatsworth

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Chatsworth
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Chatsworth (2008—)
State Queensland
Dates current 1960–present
MP Steve Minnikin
Party Liberal National
Namesake Chatsworth Road
Electors 34,653 (2015)
Area 61 km2 (23.6 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°30′S 153°8′E / 27.500°S 153.133°E / -27.500; 153.133Coordinates: 27°30′S 153°8′E / 27.500°S 153.133°E / -27.500; 153.133

Chatsworth is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland. The electorate is centred on the south-eastern suburbs of Brisbane and stretches north to Tingalpa, west to Carina Heights, east to Tingalpa Creek and south to Bulimba Creek.

Unusually for a suburban seat, the district of Chatsworth is not named after a suburb within its boundaries but is instead named after Chatsworth Road.[1] This even though Chatsworth Road does not fall within the present district of Chatsworth; it runs through the neighbouring district of Greenslopes.[2]

Members for Chatsworth[edit]

Member Party Term
  Sir Thomas Hiley Liberal 1960–1966
  Bill Hewitt Liberal 1966–1977
  Terry Mackenroth Labor 1977–2005
  Michael Caltabiano Liberal 2005–2006
  Chris Bombolas Labor 2006–2009
  Steve Kilburn Labor 2009–2012
  Steve Minnikin Liberal National 2012–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Chatsworth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Steve Minnikin 15,216 48.93 −7.11
Labor Paul Keene 12,255 39.41 +9.95
Greens Jarred Reilly 2,677 8.61 +2.39
Family First Aaron Deecke 947 3.05 +1.06
Total formal votes 31,095 98.33 +0.19
Informal votes 528 1.67 −0.19
Turnout 31,623 91.26 −1.09
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Steve Minnikin 15,864 52.62 −11.52
Labor Paul Keene 14,285 47.38 +11.52
Liberal National hold Swing −11.52

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Electoral District Names". Electoral Commission of Queensland. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "2008 Queensland State Redistribution: Greenslopes". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Archived from the original on 2009-06-29. 
  3. ^ 2015 State General Election - Chatsworth - District Summary, ECQ.

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