Electoral district of Southport

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Southport
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
ECQ-2017-Final-Southport.pdf
Electoral map of Southport 2017
StateQueensland
MPRob Molhoek
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeSouthport
Electors34,899 (2020)
Area33 km2 (12.7 sq mi)
Coordinates27°57′S 153°23′E / 27.950°S 153.383°E / -27.950; 153.383Coordinates: 27°57′S 153°23′E / 27.950°S 153.383°E / -27.950; 153.383
Electorates around Southport:
Gaven Bonney Surfers Paradise
Gaven Southport Surfers Paradise
Gaven Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise
Electoral map of Southport 2008

Southport is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland.[1]

The district is based in the northern part of the Gold Coast. It is named for the suburb of Southport, and also includes the suburbs of Arundel, Labrador, Molendinar and Parkwood. It was first created for the 1977 election.

An earlier district based in the same region was also called Southport. It existed from 1950 to 1960.

Members for Southport[edit]

First incarnation (1950–1960)
Member Party Term
  Eric Gaven Country 1950–1960
Second incarnation (1977–present)
Member Party Term
  Peter White Liberal 1977–1980
  Doug Jennings National 1980–1987
  Mick Veivers National 1987–2001
  Peter Lawlor Labor 2001–2012
  Rob Molhoek Liberal National 2012–present

Election results[edit]

2020 Queensland state election: Southport[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Rob Molhoek 12,734 45.58 −1.50
Labor Susie Gallagher 9,650 34.54 +4.87
Greens Alan Quinn 2,532 9.06 −1.51
One Nation Raphael Felix 1,631 5.84 +5.84
Independent Brett Lambert 669 2.39 +2.39
United Australia Maria Avdjieva 456 1.63 +1.63
Civil Liberties & Motorists Jack Drake 267 0.96 −1.94
Total formal votes 27,939 95.66 +0.86
Informal votes 1,269 4.34 −0.86
Turnout 29,208 83.69 +1.33
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Rob Molhoek 15,482 55.41 −1.83
Labor Susie Gallagher 12,457 44.59 +1.83
Liberal National hold Swing −1.83

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Representatives of Queensland State Electorates 1860-2017" (PDF). Queensland Parliamentary Record 2012-2017: The 55th Parliament. Queensland Parliament. Archived from the original on 27 April 2020.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ 2020 State General Election – Southport – District Summary, ECQ.

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