Electoral district of Springwood

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Springwood
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Springwood (2008—)
State Queensland
Dates current 1986–present
MP Mick de Brenni
Party Labor
Namesake Springwood
Electors 32,924 (2015)
Area 45 km2 (17.4 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°39′S 153°10′E / 27.650°S 153.167°E / -27.650; 153.167Coordinates: 27°39′S 153°10′E / 27.650°S 153.167°E / -27.650; 153.167

Springwood is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland.

The district is based in several suburbs of Logan City. It is named after the suburb of Springwood and also includes the suburbs of Daisy Hill, Loganholme, Rochedale South and Shailer Park. The electorate was first contested in 1986.

History and political profile[edit]

The inaugural member for Springwood was Huan Fraser, who represented the National Party. Labor's Molly Robson defeated Fraser in the 1989 state election. She held the seat in the 1992 election, but lost it to the Liberal's Luke Woolmer in 1995 on the back of the Koala tollway controversy, in which the sitting Labor government had announced plans to build a tollway through a koala sanctuary. Woolmer won the seat with a 19.4% swing, but narrowly lost it to Labor in 1998. Labor continued to hold the seat in the 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2010 elections. In 2012, John Grant, a Logan City Councillor, won the seat for the Liberal National Party with a 19.47% swing. [1]

Members for Springwood[edit]

Member Party Term
  Huan Fraser National 1986–1989
  Molly Robson Labor 1989–1995
  Luke Woolmer Liberal 1995–1998
  Grant Musgrove Labor 1998–2000
  Independent 2000–2001
  Barbara Stone Labor 2001–2012
  John Grant Liberal National 2012–2015
  Mick de Brenni Labor 2015–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Springwood[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National John Grant 12,547 42.08 −13.58
Labor Mick de Brenni 12,260 41.12 +13.13
Greens Janina Leo 2,595 8.70 +2.03
Palmer United Peter Chamberlain 1,504 5.04 +5.04
Family First Chris Lawrie 908 3.05 +0.09
Total formal votes 29,814 98.13 +0.27
Informal votes 567 1.87 −0.27
Turnout 30,381 90.97 −0.38
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Mick de Brenni 14,661 51.73 +17.12
Liberal National John Grant 13,678 48.27 −17.12
Labor gain from Liberal National Swing +17.12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Green, Anthony. "Springwood (Key Seat)". ABC Elections: 2009 Queensland Election. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  2. ^ 2015 State General Election - Springwood - District Summary, ECQ.

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