Electoral results for the district of Ipswich

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This is a list of electoral results for the electoral district of Ipswich in Queensland state elections.

Members for Ipswich[edit]

First incarnation (1860–1960),   3 members until 1873
Member 1 Party Term Member 2 Party Term Member 3 Party Term
  Frederick Forbes Unaligned 1860–1863   Patrick O'Sullivan Unaligned 1860–1863   Arthur Macalister Unaligned 1860–1868
  Ratcliffe Pring Unaligned 1863–1866   Henry Challinor Unaligned 1863–1868
  George Reed Unaligned 1866–1867   John Thompson Unaligned 1868–1873   Henry Williams Unaligned 1868–1870
  John Murphy Unaligned 1867–1870
  Benjamin Cribb Unaligned 1870–1873   John Johnston Unaligned 1870–1872
  Arthur Macalister Unaligned 1872–1873
1873–1878,   1 member
Member Party Term
  Arthur Macalister Unaligned 1873–1876
  George Thorn, Jr. Unaligned 1876–1878
1878–1912,   2 members
Member 1 Party Term Member 2 Party Term
  John Thompson Unaligned 1878–1881   John MacFarlane Ministerialist 1878–1894
  Josiah Francis Unaligned 1881–1883
  William Salkeld Unaligned 1883–1888
  Andrew Henry Barlow Ministerialist 1888–1896
  James Wilkinson Labour 1894–1896   Alfred Stephenson Ministerialist 1896–1902
  Thomas Bridson Cribb Ministerialist 1896–1904   Sir James Blair Independent/
Ministerialist/
Opposition
1902–1912
  William Maughan Labour 1904–1912
1912–1960,   1 member
Member Party Term
  Sir James Blair Ministerialist/Independent 1912–1915
  David Gledson Labor 1915–1929
  James Walker Country and Progressive National 1929–1932
  David Gledson Labor 1932–1949
  Ivor Marsden Labor 1949–1960
Second incarnation (1972–present),   1 member
Member Party Term
  Llewellyn Edwards Liberal 1972–1983
  David Hamill Labor 1983–2001
  Rachel Nolan Labor 2001–2012
  Ian Berry Liberal National 2012–2015
  Jennifer Howard Labor 2015–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Ipswich[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jennifer Howard 15,904 53.23 +22.08
Liberal National Ian Berry 8,526 28.53 −7.33
Greens Pat Walsh 2,245 7.51 +1.90
Independent Patricia Petersen 1,767 5.91 −2.93
Family First Tim Stieler 1,438 4.81 +1.66
Total formal votes 29,880 97.94 +0.61
Informal votes 629 2.06 −0.61
Turnout 30,509 91.42 −0.59
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jennifer Howard 18,517 65.90 +20.09
Liberal National Ian Berry 9,581 34.10 −20.09
Labor gain from Liberal National Swing +20.09
Queensland state election, 2012: Ipswich[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Ian Berry 10,023 35.87 +6.81
Labor Rachel Nolan 8,703 31.14 -29.02
Katter's Australian Will Keys 4,041 14.46 +14.46
Independent Patricia Petersen 2,470 8.84 +8.84
Greens Veronica White 1,568 5.61 -1.09
Family First Tim Stieler 880 3.15 -0.93
Independent Robert Jeremy 259 0.93 +0.93
Total formal votes 27,944 97.33 -0.73
Informal votes 767 2.67 +0.73
Turnout 28,711 92.01 -0.50
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Ian Berry 12,243 54.19 +20.90
Labor Rachel Nolan 10,351 45.81 -20.90
Liberal National gain from Labor Swing +20.90

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Queensland state election, 2009: Ipswich[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Rachel Nolan 16,598 60.2 -5.8
Liberal National Suzie Holmes 8,018 29.1 +3.2
Greens Peter Luxton 1,848 6.7 -1.3
Family First Elwyn Denman 1,125 4.1 +4.1
Total formal votes 27,589 97.9
Informal votes 545 2.1
Turnout 28,134 92.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Rachel Nolan 17,581 66.7 -4.7
Liberal National Suzie Holmes 8,774 33.3 +4.7
Labor hold Swing -4.7
Queensland state election, 2006: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Rachel Nolan 16,033 66.2 +2.0
Liberal Simon Pointer 6,223 25.7 +0.3
Greens Rob Speirs 1,969 8.1 +1.6
Total formal votes 24,225 97.9 +0.0
Informal votes 518 2.1 -0.0
Turnout 24,743 92.5 -0.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Rachel Nolan 16,653 71.6 +0.6
Liberal Simon Pointer 6,600 28.4 -0.6
Labor hold Swing +0.6
Queensland state election, 2004: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Rachel Nolan 15,775 64.2 +14.4
Liberal Bob Harper 6,247 25.4 +14.7
Greens Clare Rudkin 1,590 6.5 +3.9
Independent Colene Hughes 947 3.9 +3.9
Total formal votes 24,559 97.9 -0.5
Informal votes 530 2.1 +0.5
Turnout 25,089 93.3 -1.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Rachel Nolan 16,326 71.0 +4.2
Liberal Bob Harper 6,668 29.0 +29.0
Labor hold Swing +4.2
Queensland state election, 2001: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Rachel Nolan 12,282 49.8 +4.2
One Nation Rita Magnussen 5,237 21.2 -17.9
Liberal Maria Forbes 2,641 10.7 +1.6
Independent Trevor Nardi 2,200 8.9 +8.9
Independent Noel Jaenke 1,303 5.3 +5.3
Greens Desiree Mahoney 642 2.6 -0.2
City Country Alliance Mike Atkin 243 1.0 +1.0
Independent Don Cameron 107 0.4 +0.4
Total formal votes 24,655 98.4
Informal votes 410 1.6
Turnout 25,065 94.3
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Rachel Nolan 14,029 66.8 +13.8
One Nation Rita Magnussen 6,985 33.2 -13.8
Labor hold Swing +13.8

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Queensland state election, 1998: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Hamill 9,601 45.8 -5.9
One Nation Heather Hill 8,281 39.5 +39.5
Liberal Steve Wilson 2,207 10.5 -27.9
Greens Desiree Mahoney 666 3.2 -4.2
Reform Peter Morris 194 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 20,949 98.5 +0.5
Informal votes 315 1.5 -0.5
Turnout 21,264 94.1 +0.9
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor David Hamill 10,690 53.4 -3.0
One Nation Heather Hill 9,323 46.6 +46.6
Labor hold Swing -3.0
Queensland state election, 1995: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Hamill 10,802 51.7 -9.5
Liberal Steve Wilson 8,024 38.4 +25.0
Greens Desiree Mahoney 1,551 7.4 +7.4
Independent Bill Yabsley 524 2.5 +2.5
Total formal votes 20,901 98.0 +0.8
Informal votes 432 2.0 -0.8
Turnout 21,333 93.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Hamill 11,423 56.4 -11.3
Liberal Steve Wilson 8,815 43.6 +11.3
Labor hold Swing -11.3
Queensland state election, 1992: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Hamill 12,876 61.2 -3.9
National Bob Pollock 3,431 16.3 +15.9
Liberal Shane Moon 2,815 13.4 -17.2
Indigenous Peoples Kenny Dalton 1,237 5.9 +5.9
National John Coyle 677 3.2 +3.2
Total formal votes 21,036 97.2
Informal votes 606 2.8
Turnout 21,642 93.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Hamill 13,505 67.8 +1.5
National Bob Pollock 6,421 32.2 +32.2
Labor hold Swing +1.5

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Queensland state election, 1989: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Hamill 12,784 66.3 +7.5
Liberal Ian Vagg 5,597 29.0 +11.3
Independent Don McNabb 896 4.7 +4.7
Total formal votes 19,277 97.7 -0.3
Informal votes 450 2.3 +0.3
Turnout 19,727 93.2 +0.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Hamill 13,070 67.8 +4.1
Liberal Ian Vagg 6,207 32.2 -4.1
Labor hold Swing +4.1
Queensland state election, 1986: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Hamill 10,740 58.8 +4.3
National Michael Byrnes 4,294 23.5 +0.2
Liberal Janice Akroyd 3,243 17.7 -3.6
Total formal votes 18,277 98.0
Informal votes 369 2.0
Turnout 18,646 92.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Hamill 11,642 63.7 +3.0
National Michael Byrnes 6,635 36.3 -3.0
Labor hold Swing +3.0
Queensland state election, 1983: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Hamill 8,941 54.5 +13.1
National William Hayes 3,830 23.3 +23.3
Liberal Graham Cruickshank 3,500 21.3 -32.2
Independent Victor Robb 146 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 16,417 99.0 +0.3
Informal votes 173 1.0 -0.3
Turnout 16,590 93.5 +1.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Hamill 9,796 59.7 +14.8
National William Hayes 6,621 40.3 +40.3
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +14.8
Queensland state election, 1980: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Llewellyn Edwards 8,319 53.5 -0.7
Labor Joseph Sciacca 6,434 41.4 -4.5
Independent James Hayden 576 3.7 +3.7
International Socialist Ian Rintoul 108 0.7 +0.7
National Front Victor Robb 103 0.7 +0.7
Total formal votes 15,540 98.7 +0.2
Informal votes 201 1.3 -0.2
Turnout 15,741 91.8 -1.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Llewellyn Edwards 8,566 55.1 +0.9
Labor Joseph Sciacca 6,974 44.9 -0.9
Liberal hold Swing +0.9

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Queensland state election, 1977: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Llewellyn Edwards 8,144 54.1 -12.1
Labor Joseph Sciacca 6,895 45.9 +16.4
Total formal votes 15,039 98.5
Informal votes 224 1.5
Turnout 15,263 93.4
Liberal hold Swing -13.3
Queensland state election, 1974: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Llewellyn Edwards 8,913 66.2 +27.4
Labor John Kinnane 3,968 29.5 -15.8
Democratic Labor Francis Carroll 399 3.0 -1.8
Socialist Gregory Welsby 175 1.3 +1.3
Total formal votes 13,455 98.7 +0.9
Informal votes 179 1.3 -0.9
Turnout 13,634 93.4 +0.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Llewellyn Edwards 9,299 69.1 +17.9
Labor John Kinnane 4,156 30.9 -17.9
Liberal hold Swing +17.9
Queensland state election, 1972: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Phillip Dwyer 5,446 45.3
Liberal Llewellyn Edwards 4,674 38.8
Independent Douglas Wood 951 7.9
Democratic Labor Francis Carroll 578 4.8
Independent David Laird 340 2.8
Independent Victor Robb 47 0.4
Total formal votes 12,036 97.8
Informal votes 271 2.2
Turnout 12,307 93.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Llewellyn Edwards 6,159 51.2 +5.7
Labor Phillip Dwyer 5,877 48.8 -5.7
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +5.7

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Queensland state election, 1957: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ivor Marsden 4,320 45.6 -15.6
Liberal Wylie Gibbs 3,179 33.5 -4.3
Queensland Labor Robert Johnstone 1,982 20.9 +20.9
Total formal votes 9,481 99.4 +0.2
Informal votes 54 0.6 -0.2
Turnout 9,535 95.1 +1.2
Labor hold Swing -4.2
Queensland state election, 1956: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ivor Marsden 5,689 61.2 -33.4
Liberal Wylie Gibbs 3,514 37.8 +37.8
Communist Mev Welsby 93 1.0 -4.4
Total formal votes 9,296 99.2 +4.6
Informal votes 74 0.8 -4.6
Turnout 9,370 93.9 +0.6
Labor hold Swing N/A
Queensland state election, 1953: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ivor Marsden 8,090 94.6 +30.6
Communist Richard Cobb 463 5.4 +5.4
Total formal votes 8,553 94.6 -4.4
Informal votes 492 5.4 +4.4
Turnout 9,045 93.3 +3.2
Labor hold Swing N/A
Queensland state election, 1950: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ivor Marsden 5,778 64.0
Liberal Ralph Sherrington 3,249 36.0
Total formal votes 9,027 99.0
Informal votes 87 1.0
Turnout 9,114 95.3
Labor hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

Ipswich state by-election, 1949[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ivor Marsden 6,021 53.32 –8.61
Liberal Graham Stephenson 4,906 43.45 +5.39
Communist Edmund Crisp 364 3.22 +3.22
Total formal votes 11,311 99.36 +0.43
Informal votes 73 0.64 –0.43
Turnout 11,384 92.77 +1.33
Labor hold Swing –8.61
Queensland state election, 1947: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Gledson 7,039 61.9 -38.1
People's Party Harry Shapcott 4,326 38.1 +38.1
Total formal votes 11,365 98.9
Informal votes 123 1.1
Turnout 11,488 91.4
Labor hold Swing N/A
Queensland state election, 1944: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Gledson unopposed
Labor hold Swing
Queensland state election, 1941: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Gledson 6,630 66.8 +0.8
Country John Cantwell 2,534 25.5 +25.5
Communist Merv Welsby 756 7.6 +7.6
Total formal votes 9,920 98.3 -0.1
Informal votes 171 1.7 +0.1
Turnout 10,091 95.1 -0.8
Labor hold Swing +6.3

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

Queensland state election, 1938: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Gledson 6,289 66.0 -34.0
United Australia Henry Beverley 3,235 34.0 +34.0
Total formal votes 9,524 98.4
Informal votes 150 1.6
Turnout 9,674 95.9
Labor hold Swing N/A
Queensland state election, 1935: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Gledson unopposed
Labor hold Swing
Queensland state election, 1932: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Gledson 5,081 59.3
CPNP James Walker 3,492 40.7
Total formal votes 8,573 99.1
Informal votes 74 0.9
Turnout 8,647 95.8
Labor gain from CPNP Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

Queensland state election, 1929: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPNP James Walker 3,968 56.9 +13.1
Labor David Gledson 3,010 43.1 -13.1
Total formal votes 6,978 98.5 -0.3
Informal votes 104 1.5 +0.3
Turnout 7,082
CPNP gain from Labor Swing +13.1
Queensland state election, 1926: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Gledson 3,702 56.2 +1.5
CPNP Alfred Stephenson 2,880 43.8 -1.5
Total formal votes 6,582 98.8 -0.7
Informal votes 81 1.2 +0.7
Turnout 6,663 92.5 +1.8
Labor hold Swing +1.5
Queensland state election, 1923: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Gledson 3,346 54.7 -1.7
United James Bottomley 2,770 45.3 +1.7
Total formal votes 6,116 99.5 +0.3
Informal votes 31 0.5 -0.3
Turnout 6,147 90.7 +1.9
Labor hold Swing -1.7
Queensland state election, 1920: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Gledson 3,336 56.4 -0.1
Nationalist James Bottomley 2,576 43.6 +0.1
Total formal votes 5,912 99.2 +0.5
Informal votes 48 0.8 -0.5
Turnout 5,960 88.8 +0.4
Labor hold Swing -0.1

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Queensland state election, 1918: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Gledson 3,161 56.5 +3.1
Nationalist James Blair 2,432 43.5 -3.1
Total formal votes 5,593 98.7 -0.2
Informal votes 71 1.3 +0.2
Turnout 5,664 88.4 -3.6
Labor hold Swing +3.1
Queensland state election, 1915: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Gledson 2,706 53.4 +6.5
Liberal James Blair 2,360 46.6 -6.5
Total formal votes 5,066 98.9 -0.2
Informal votes 54 1.1 +0.2
Turnout 5,120 92.0 +14.8
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +6.5
Queensland state election, 1912: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Blair 2,145 53.1
Labor William Ryott Maughan 1,897 46.9
Total formal votes 4,042 99.1
Informal votes 35 0.9
Turnout 4,077 77.2
Liberal hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2015 State General Election - Ipswich - District Summary, ECQ.
  2. ^ http://www.ecq.qld.gov.au/elections/state/State2012/results/booth40.html
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "2009 Queensland Election: Analysis of Results" (PDF). ABC Election Unit. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Hughes, Colin A.; Graham, B. D. (1976). Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 1890-1964. Canberra: Australian National University. p. 220. ISBN 0-7081-0301-4. 
  5. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 14 September 1949. p. 173:1131.  Missing or empty |title= (help)