Electoral district of Southport

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QueenslandLegislative Assembly
Electoral map of Southport 2017
MPRob Molhoek
PartyLiberal National
Electors33,150 (2017)
Area31 km2 (12.0 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.

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]

2017 Queensland state election: Southport[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Rob Molhoek 12,499 47.1 −2.5
Labor Judy Searle 7,877 29.7 −1.9
Greens Michelle Le Plastrier 2,806 10.6 +2.4
Independent Rick Flori 2,597 9.8 +9.8
Consumer Rights Johan Joubert 769 2.9 +2.9
Total formal votes 26,548 94.8 −2.6
Informal votes 1,458 5.2 +2.6
Turnout 28,006 82.4 +1.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Rob Molhoek 15,197 57.2 −0.6
Labor Judy Searle 11,351 42.8 +0.6
Liberal National hold Swing −0.6


External links[edit]

  • Green, Antony. "Electorate Profile". Australian Broadcasting Corporation.