Electoral district of Woodridge

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Woodridge
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Woodridge (2008—)
State Queensland
Dates current 1977–present
MP Cameron Dick
Party Labor
Namesake Woodridge
Electors 30,776 (2015)
Area 34 km2 (13.1 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

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 Australian 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, 2015: Woodridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Cameron Dick 16,375 62.72 +15.97
Liberal National Steve Viliamu 5,140 19.69 −16.23
Greens Scott Thomson 1,922 7.36 −1.21
Independent Trevor Palmer 1,718 6.58 +6.58
Independent Dave Beard 954 3.65 +3.65
Total formal votes 26,109 96.49 +0.59
Informal votes 951 3.51 −0.59
Turnout 27,060 86.54 −1.50
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Cameron Dick 18,437 75.95 +20.15
Liberal National Steve Viliamu 5,839 24.05 −20.15
Labor hold Swing +20.15

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