Electoral district of Moggill

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Moggill
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
ECQ-2017-Final-Moggill.pdf
Electoral map of Moggill 2017
State Queensland
MP Christian Rowan
Party Liberal National
Namesake Moggill
Electors 34,509 (2017)
Area 281 km2 (108.5 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°28′S 152°49′E / 27.467°S 152.817°E / -27.467; 152.817Coordinates: 27°28′S 152°49′E / 27.467°S 152.817°E / -27.467; 152.817
Electorates around Moggill:
Nanango Pine Rivers Cooper
Lockyer Moggill Maiwar
Ipswich West Bundamba
Inala
Mount Ommaney
Electoral map of Moggill 2008

Moggill is an electoral district in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in the state of Queensland, Australia. The electorate is held by the former state president of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Christian Rowan, for the Liberal National Party of Queensland.

Moggill encompasses the suburbs on the south-western fringe of Brisbane, and is named for the suburb of Moggill. It also includes Chapel Hill, Pullenvale, Brookfield, Kenmore, Karana Downs, and Mount Crosby. It had long been the most conservative seat in Brisbane. Indeed, during the Labor landslides of 2001 and 2004, it was the only non-Labor seat in Brisbane However, in recent years, it has become somewhat more marginal. At its height in 2012, the LNP sat on a majority of 23.9 percent, which was pared back to 8.2 percent in 2015 and five percent in 2017.

Most of the seat is located within the equally conservative federal seat of Ryan.

History[edit]

Democracy sausages being barbecued at Kenmore State School in the electoral district of Moggill, 2017 Queensland state election, 25 November 2017

The electoral district of Moggill was created in the 1986 redistribution combining part of the electoral district of Mount Coot-tha with parts of the electoral district of Ipswich West. In 1991, a small portion east of the Centenary Highway was removed.[1]

Members for Moggill[edit]

Member Party Term
  Bill Lickiss Liberal 1986–1989
  David Watson Liberal 1989–2004
  Bruce Flegg Liberal 2004–2008
  Liberal National 2008–2015
  Christian Rowan Liberal National 2015–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2017: Moggill[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Christian Rowan 15,085 48.7 −1.4
Labor Evan Jones 8,212 26.5 +1.2
Greens Lawson McCane 6,479 20.9 +4.9
Consumer Rights Amy Rayward 1,215 3.9 +3.9
Total formal votes 30,991 97.3 −1.2
Informal votes 873 2.7 +1.2
Turnout 31,864 91.3 +0.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Christian Rowan 17,055 55.0 −3.1
Labor Evan Jones 13,936 45.0 +3.1
Liberal National hold Swing −3.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Part 2.21 - Representatives of Queensland State Electorates 1860-2015" (PDF). Queensland Parliamentary Record 2012-2015: The 54th Parliament. Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  2. ^ 2017 State General Election - Moggill - District Summary, ECQ.

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