Electoral district of Morayfield

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Morayfield
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Morayfield (2008—)
State Queensland
Dates current 2009–present
MP Mark Ryan
Party Labor
Namesake Morayfield
Electors 33,340 (2015)
Area 127 km2 (49.0 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°8′S 152°55′E / 27.133°S 152.917°E / -27.133; 152.917Coordinates: 27°8′S 152°55′E / 27.133°S 152.917°E / -27.133; 152.917

Morayfield is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland. It is located in the northern outskirts of Brisbane, south of the Sunshine Coast.

Geography[edit]

An outer suburban electorate, Morayfield lies west of the Bruce Highway and south of the Caboolture River. The northern end of the district takes in the suburb of Morayfield and the southern part of Caboolture. At its southern end, the district includes parts of the suburbs of Burpengary and Narangba.

History[edit]

A new district created for the 2009 state election, it was constructed mostly from the northern part of the district of Kallangur and the western part of the district of Pumicestone. It also took a section of territory previously belonging to the district of Kurwongbah.[1] Its inaugural member was Mark Ryan of the Labor Party, who was defeated by Darren Grimwade of the Liberal National Party in 2012.

Members for Morayfield[edit]

Member Party Term
  Mark Ryan Labor 2009–2012
  Darren Grimwade Liberal National 2012–2015
  Mark Ryan Labor 2015–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Morayfield[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Mark Ryan 14,952 50.65 +13.90
Liberal National Darren Grimwade 9,708 32.88 −14.14
Palmer United William Rogan 1,918 6.50 +6.50
Greens Paul Costin 1,309 4.43 −1.20
Family First Jon Eaton 890 3.01 +3.01
Independent Stephen Beck 572 1.94 +1.94
Independent Andrew Charles Tyrrell 174 0.59 +0.59
Total formal votes 29,523 97.52 +0.15
Informal votes 750 2.48 −0.15
Turnout 30,273 90.80 −1.37
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Mark Ryan 17,073 61.91 +17.48
Liberal National Darren Grimwade 10,502 38.09 −17.48
Labor gain from Liberal National Swing +17.48

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