Electoral district of Logan

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This article is about the Australian electoral district. For the Canadian electoral district, see Logan (electoral district). For other uses, see Logan (disambiguation).
Logan
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Logan (2008—)
State Queensland
MP Linus Power
Party Labor
Namesake Logan River
Electors 30,724 (2015)
Area 215 km2 (83.0 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°45′S 153°2′E / 27.750°S 153.033°E / -27.750; 153.033Coordinates: 27°45′S 153°2′E / 27.750°S 153.033°E / -27.750; 153.033

Logan is an electoral division in southern Queensland, Australia.

Logan encompasses urban and semi-rural environments on the southern outskirts of the Brisbane metropolitan area. Major locations within the electoral district include Browns Plains, Crestmead, Park Ridge and North Maclean.

History[edit]

The electoral district of Logan was established under the 1872 Electoral Districts Act which excised the southern part of the Electoral district of East Moreton (the Gold Coast area). Successive redistributions shifted the boundaries nortwards towards Brisbane. It was abolished in the 1949 redistribution, being mostly absorbed into the Electoral district of Coorparoo and the Electoral district of Yeronga.[1]

In the 1959 redistribution, the Logan electoral district was re-created in the Redland Shire, largely replacing the Electoral district of Darlington. Logan electoral district was abolished again in the 1971 redistribution, by replaced by the Electoral district of Redlands.[1]

In 1986 the Logan electoral district was again re-created, encompassing the north-eastern part of the Electoral district of Fassifern and the north-western part of the Electoral district of Albert. In 1991 the eastern half of the Logan electorate was lost to the Electoral district of Waterford and the Electoral district of Woodridge, leaving the Logan electorate located in the suburbs of Boronia Heights, Browns Plains, Marsden and Park Ridge.[1]

Members for Logan[edit]

First incarnation (1873–1950)
Member Party Term
  Philip Nind Unaligned 1873–1875
  Adam Black Unaligned 1875
  Frederick Shaw Unaligned 1875–1876
  Peter McLean Unaligned 1876–1883
  Ernest James Stevens Independent 1883–1896
  John Donaldson Independent/Ministerialist 1896
  James Stodart Ministerialist/Opposition 1896–1918
  Alfred James Labor 1918–1920
  Reginald King Nationalist/United Party/
Country and Progressive National
1920–1935
  John Brown Labor 1935–1944
  Thomas Hiley Queensland People's/
Liberal
1944–1950
Second incarnation (1960–1972)
Member Party Term
  Leslie Harrison Country 1960–1966
  Dick Wood Country 1966–1969
  Ted Baldwin Labor 1969–1972
Third incarnation (1986–present)
Member Party Term
  Wayne Goss Labor 1986–1998
  John Mickel Labor 1998–2012
  Michael Pucci Liberal National 2012–2015
  Linus Power Labor 2015–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Logan[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Linus Power 13,839 51.69 +18.40
Liberal National Michael Pucci 9,267 34.61 −6.40
Greens Kim Southwood 1,654 6.18 +0.80
Family First David Pellowe 1,098 4.10 +4.10
Independent Daniel Murphy 523 1.95 +1.95
Independent Peter Ervik 393 1.47 +1.47
Total formal votes 26,774 96.89 +0.26
Informal votes 859 3.11 −0.26
Turnout 27,633 89.94 −1.34
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Linus Power 15,346 60.82 +15.62
Liberal National Michael Pucci 9,884 39.18 −15.62
Labor gain from Liberal National Swing +15.62

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