Electoral district of Mount Coot-tha

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Mount Coot-tha
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Mount Coot-tha (2008—)
State Queensland
MP Steven Miles
Party Labor
Namesake Mount Coot-tha
Electors 30,979 (2015)
Area 29 km2 (11.2 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°28′S 152°58′E / 27.467°S 152.967°E / -27.467; 152.967Coordinates: 27°28′S 152°58′E / 27.467°S 152.967°E / -27.467; 152.967

Mount Coot-tha is an electoral district in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in the state of Queensland, Australia.

The electoral district encompasses suburbs in Brisbane's inner-west, including Milton, Auchenflower, Paddington, Red Hill, Bardon and parts of the suburbs of Toowong, Kelvin Grove, and Ashgrove. The district takes its name from nearby Mount Coot-tha.

Mount Coot-tha is consistently the strongest-performing Queensland state seat for the Australian Greens — 22.2 percent in 2015, 20.7 percent in 2012 and 23.1 percent in 2009.

Members for Mount Coot-tha[edit]

Member Party Term
  Kenneth Morris Liberal 1950–1963
  Bill Lickiss Liberal 1963–1986
  Lyle Schuntner Liberal 1986–1989
  Wendy Edmond Labor 1989–2004
  Andrew Fraser Labor 2004–2012
  Saxon Rice Liberal National 2012–2015
  Steven Miles Labor 2015–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Mount Coot-tha[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Saxon Rice 11,814 42.98 −4.76
Labor Steven Miles 8,966 32.62 +3.98
Greens Omar Ameer 6,095 22.17 +1.46
Independent Charles Mcalister 611 2.22 +2.22
Total formal votes 27,486 98.75 −0.02
Informal votes 349 1.25 +0.02
Turnout 27,835 87.64 −1.89
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Steven Miles 13,920 52.59 +7.95
Liberal National Saxon Rice 12,550 47.41 −7.95
Labor gain from Liberal National Swing +7.95

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