Electoral district of Woodridge

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Woodridge
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
ECQ-2017-Final-Woodridge.pdf
Electoral map of Woodridge, 2017
State Queensland
Dates current 1977–present
MP Cameron Dick
Party Labor
Namesake Woodridge
Electors 35,394 (2017)
Area 36 km2 (13.9 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°39′S 153°6′E / 27.650°S 153.100°E / -27.650; 153.100Coordinates: 27°39′S 153°6′E / 27.650°S 153.100°E / -27.650; 153.100
Electorates around Woodridge:
Stretton Stretton Waterford
Algester Woodridge Waterford
Logan Logan Waterford
Electoral map of Woodridge, 2008

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

The district is based in the southern suburbs of Brisbane. It is named for the suburb of Woodridge and also takes in the suburbs of Crestmead, Kingston, Logan Central, Marsden and Slacks Creek. The electorate was first created for the 1977 election.

Woodridge has been held by the Labor Party for all but a few months of its existence, when Mike Kaiser briefly served as an independent after being forced to resign from the party for branch-stacking a decade earlier. Since the 1980s, it has usually been one of Labor's safest seats. The only time Labor came close to losing the seat at an election came during Labor's near-wipeout in 2012, in which incumbent Desley Scott saw her majority slashed from a comfortably safe 25.4 percent to a marginal 5.8 percent. Scott retired ahead of the 2015 election. Her replacement, former cabinet minister Cameron Dick, reverted the seat to its usual status as a comfortably safe Labor seat, ballooning the Labor majority to 25.9 percent—the safest seat in the entire legislature.

Members for Woodridge[edit]

Member Party Term
  Bill D'Arcy Labor 1977–2000
  Mike Kaiser Labor 2000–2001
  Independent 2001–2001
  Desley Scott Labor 2001–2015
  Cameron Dick Labor 2015–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2017: Woodridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Cameron Dick 17,837 65.1 +1.6
Liberal National Michael Rooms 4,122 15.0 −5.0
Independent Trevor Palmer 3,385 12.3 +3.6
Greens Jacob Rice 2,072 7.6 +0.7
Total formal votes 27,416 92.1 −4.5
Informal votes 2,340 7.9 +4.5
Turnout 29,756 82.0 −2.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Cameron Dick 20,937 76.4 +0.6
Liberal National Michael Rooms 6,479 23.6 −0.6
Labor hold Swing +0.6

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