Electoral results for the district of Nicklin

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

Members for Nicklin[edit]

Member Party Term
  Brian Austin National 1986–1989
  Bob King Liberal 1989–1990[1]
  Neil Turner National 1990–1998
  Peter Wellington Independent 1998–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Nicklin[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Peter Wellington 13,237 43.79 +4.65
Liberal National Matt Trace 9,379 31.03 −4.84
Labor Justin Raethel 4,941 16.34 +8.48
Greens Julie Doolan 2,673 8.84 +1.77
Total formal votes 30,230 97.78 −0.49
Informal votes 686 2.22 +0.49
Turnout 30,916 90.59 −0.26
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Peter Wellington 18,058 64.89 +10.01
Liberal National Matt Trace 9,770 35.11 −10.01
Independent hold Swing +10.01
Queensland state election, 2012: Nicklin[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Peter Wellington 10,725 39.14 -10.77
Liberal National John Connolly 9,829 35.87 +7.59
Labor Luke Moore 2,154 7.86 -7.89
Katter's Australian Matthew Smith 2,075 7.57 +7.57
Greens John Law 1,937 7.07 +0.51
Family First Cathy Turner 684 2.50 +2.50
Total formal votes 27,404 98.28 -0.22
Informal votes 481 1.72 +0.22
Turnout 27,885 90.85 -0.07
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Peter Wellington 13,186 54.88 -11.43
Liberal National John Connolly 10,841 45.12 +11.43
Independent hold Swing -11.43

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Queensland state election, 2009: Nicklin[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Peter Wellington 13,243 49.9 -1.9
Liberal National Steve Morrison 7,503 28.3 +3.9
Labor Peter Baulch 4,046 15.2 +1.7
Greens Garry Claridge 1,740 6.6 -1.4
Total formal votes 26,532 98.4
Informal votes 405 1.6
Turnout 26,937 90.9
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Peter Wellington 15,588 66.3 -8.2
Liberal National Steve Morrison 7,921 33.7 +8.2
Independent hold Swing -8.2
Queensland state election, 2006: Nicklin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Peter Wellington 16,067 59.7 +0.2
National Steve Morrison 5,585 20.7 +6.4
Labor Matt Rocks 3,429 12.7 -3.0
Greens Katherine Webb 1,836 6.8 +1.6
Total formal votes 26,917 98.5 -0.1
Informal votes 415 1.5 +0.1
Turnout 27,332 90.5 -1.1
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Peter Wellington 18,097 75.1 -4.5
National Steve Morrison 6,007 24.9 +24.9
Independent hold Swing -4.5
Queensland state election, 2004: Nicklin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Peter Wellington 15,617 59.5 +13.2
Labor Linda Hanson 4,131 15.7 -1.2
National Leo Woodward 3,762 14.3 +6.5
Greens Robert Winny 1,373 5.2 +1.5
One Nation Clinton Booth 1,354 5.2 -10.8
Total formal votes 26,237 98.6 -0.2
Informal votes 362 1.4 +0.2
Turnout 26,599 91.6 -1.1
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Peter Wellington 18,447 79.6 +6.2
Labor Linda Hanson 4,741 20.4 +20.4
Independent hold Swing +6.2
Queensland state election, 2001: Nicklin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Peter Wellington 11,554 46.3 +22.3
Labor Philomena Boman 4,224 16.9 -1.9
One Nation Clinton Booth 3,992 16.0 -7.6
Liberal Dot Whittington 2,305 9.2 +6.9
National Warren Gardiner 1,941 7.8 -18.7
Greens John Fitzgerald 932 3.7 +1.4
Total formal votes 24,948 98.8
Informal votes 304 1.2
Turnout 25,252 92.7
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Peter Wellington 15,114 73.4 +14.9
One Nation Clinton Booth 5,469 26.6 +26.6
Independent hold Swing +14.9

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Queensland state election, 1998: Nicklin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Neil Turner 6,878 26.9 -30.9
Independent Peter Wellington 6,562 25.6 +25.6
One Nation Santo Ferraro 6,039 23.6 +23.6
Labor Coleen Giles 5,426 21.2 -10.5
Democrats Geoff Armstrong 695 2.7 -7.8
Total formal votes 25,600 98.8 +0.4
Informal votes 323 1.2 -0.4
Turnout 25,923 92.2 +1.5
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Peter Wellington 12,159 55.7 +55.7
National Neil Turner 9,657 44.3 -18.6
Independent gain from National Swing +55.7
Queensland state election, 1995: Nicklin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Neil Turner 13,356 57.8 +30.2
Labor Coleen Giles 7,328 31.7 +3.6
Democrats Kirsten Kirk 2,442 10.6 +10.6
Total formal votes 23,126 98.4 +0.2
Informal votes 387 1.6 -0.2
Turnout 23,513 90.7
Two-party-preferred result
National Neil Turner 14,244 62.8 +5.0
Labor Coleen Giles 8,422 37.2 -5.0
National hold Swing +5.0
Queensland state election, 1992: Nicklin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Coleen Giles 6,011 28.1 -10.8
National Neil Turner 5,904 27.6 -0.8
Liberal Bob King 4,742 22.2 +1.6
Independent Hermann Schwabe 4,734 22.1 +22.1
Total formal votes 21,391 98.2
Informal votes 396 1.8
Turnout 21,787 91.4
Two-party-preferred result
National Neil Turner 11,217 57.9 +3.9
Labor Coleen Giles 8,163 42.1 -3.9
National hold Swing +3.9
Court of Disputed Returns decision on Nicklin, 21 November 1990[4][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ian Matthews 9,105 37.47 -0.04
National Neil Turner 5,774 23.80 +0.02
Liberal Bob King 5,584 23.02 -0.06
Independent Keith Bartholomew 2,488 10.26 0.00
Independent Cecil Hamley 594 2.45 +0.01
Conservative Judith Jackson 384 1.58 0.00
Democrats Bob Borsellino 336 1.39 0.00
Total formal votes 24,259 97.84 -0.15
Informal votes 792 3.16 +0.15
Turnout 25,051 90.34 0.00
Two-party-preferred result
National Neil Turner 12,912 53.23 +53.23
Labor Ian Matthews 11,347 46.77 +5.06
National gain from Liberal Swing +53.23

1 The court declared the 1989 election result void. Instead of a by-election, the ballot papers were recounted and the National Party candidate was declared the winner on the preference count.

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Queensland state election, 1989: Nicklin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ian Matthews 9,105 37.5 +8.7
National Neil Turner 5,779 23.8 -17.4
Liberal Bob King 5,607 23.1 +4.3
Independent Keith Bartholomew 2,492 10.3 +10.3
Independent Cecil Hamley 594 2.4 +2.4
Conservative Judith Jackson 384 1.6 +1.6
Democrats Bob Borsellino 337 1.4 -2.8
Total formal votes 24,298 97.0 -1.5
Informal votes 754 3.0 +1.5
Turnout 25,052 90.3 +0.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Bob King 14,164 58.3 +58.3
Labor Ian Matthews 10,134 41.7 +2.6
Liberal gain from National Swing +58.3
Queensland state election, 1986: Nicklin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Brian Austin 9,745 48.2
Labor Ian Matthews 5,833 28.8
Liberal Geoffrey Malcolm 3,807 18.8
Democrats Barbara Camplin 850 4.2
Total formal votes 20,235 98.5
Informal votes 312 1.5
Turnout 20,547 90.0
Two-party-preferred result
National Brian Austin 12,329 60.9 -5.5
Labor Ian Matthews 7,906 39.1 +5.5
National hold Swing -5.5

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