Electoral district of South Brisbane

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
South Brisbane
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
QLD - South Brisbane 2008.png
South Brisbane (2008—)
State Queensland
MP Jackie Trad
Party Labor
Namesake South Brisbane
Electors 32,962 (2015)
Area 17 km2 (6.6 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°29′S 153°2′E / 27.483°S 153.033°E / -27.483; 153.033Coordinates: 27°29′S 153°2′E / 27.483°S 153.033°E / -27.483; 153.033

South Brisbane, also known as Brisbane South, is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. The electorate encompasses suburbs in Brisbane's inner-south, stretching from East Brisbane to West End, and south to Annerley. Parts of Greenslopes and Coorparoo are also located in the electorate.

South Brisbane is Queensland's oldest electorate, having been the only one of the original 16 districts to have been contested at every election. South Brisbane has generally been considered a safe seat for the Australian Labor Party since 1915. It has only been lost by the party on three occasions: the Country and Progressive National Party's 1929 landslide victory; after the 1957 Labor split, when sitting member and Premier Vince Gair quit the party to form the Queensland Labor Party; and finally in 1974, at the height of the Bjelke-Petersen government's popularity. Anna Bligh, the former Premier of Queensland held the seat from 1995 until her resignation in 2012 after Labor's defeat at the 2012 state election on 24 March. Labor Deputy Premier Jackie Trad is the current member.


First incarnation (1860–1878, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Henry Richards Unaligned 1860–1863
  Thomas Blacket Stephens Unaligned 1863–1875
  Richard Ash Kingsford Unaligned 1875–1878
Second incarnation (1878–1912, 2 members)
Member Party Term
  Richard Ash Kingsford Unaligned 1878–1883
  Angus Mackay Unaligned 1878–1880
  Simon Fraser Unaligned 1880–1888
  Henry Jordan Unaligned 1883–1888
  Henry Jordan Unaligned 1888–1890
  Abraham Luya Unaligned 1888–1893
  Arthur Morry Unaligned 1890–1893
  Harry Turley Labour 1893–1899
  Charles Midson Ministerialist 1893–1896
  William Stephens Ministerialist 1896–1904
  Abraham Luya Unaligned 1899
  Harry Turley Labour 1899–1902
  Alec Lamont Ministerialist 1902–1904
  William Reinhold Labour 1904–1907
  Thomas Bouchard Ministerialist/Opposition 1904–1908
  William Stephens Opposition 1907-1908
  Peter Airey Ministerialist/Independent Opposition 1908–1909
  John Huxham Labour 1908–1909
  Thomas Bouchard Ministerialist/Opposition 1909–1912
  James Allan Ministerialist 1909–1912
Third incarnation (1912–present, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Thomas Bouchard Ministerialist/Opposition 1912–1915
  Edgar Free Labor 1915–1920
  Myles Ferricks Labor 1920–1929
  Neil MacGroarty Country and Progressive National 1929–1932
  Vince Gair Labor 1932–1957
  Queensland Labor 1957–1960
  Col Bennett Labor 1960–1972
  Fred Bromley Labor 1972–1974
  Colin Lamont Liberal 1974–1977
  Jim Fouras Labor 1977–1986
  Anne Warner Labor 1986–1995
  Anna Bligh Labor 1995–2012
  Jackie Trad Labor 2012–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: South Brisbane[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jackie Trad 12,355 42.71 +4.15
Liberal National Fiona Ward 9,321 32.22 −5.85
Greens Jonathan Sri 6,320 21.85 +3.78
Independent Karel Boele 930 3.22 +1.32
Total formal votes 28,926 98.35 +0.42
Informal votes 484 1.65 −0.42
Turnout 29,410 86.75 −0.36
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jackie Trad 17,697 63.79 +9.13
Liberal National Fiona Ward 10,045 36.21 −9.13
Labor hold Swing +9.13


External links[edit]