Electoral results for the district of South Brisbane

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

Members for South Brisbane[edit]

First incarnation (1860–1878, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Henry Richards Unaligned 1860–1863
  Thomas Stephens Unaligned 1863–1875
  Richard Kingsford Unaligned 1875–1878
Second incarnation (1878–1912, 2 members)
Member Party Term
  Richard Kingsford Unaligned 1878–1883
  Angus Mackay Unaligned 1878–1880
  Simon Fraser Unaligned 1880–1888
  Henry Jordan Unaligned 1883–1888
  Henry Jordan Unaligned 1888–1890
  Abraham Luya Unaligned 1888–1893
  Arthur Morry Unaligned 1890–1893
  Harry Turley Labor 1893–1899
  Charles Midson Ministerialist 1893–1896
  Charles Midson Ministerialist/Opposition 1896–1904
  Abraham Luya Unaligned 1899
  Harry Turley Labor 1899–1902
  Alec Lamont Ministerialist 1902–1904
  William Reinhold Labor 1904–1907
  Thomas Bouchard Ministerialist/Opposition 1904–1908
  Peter Airey Ministerialist/Independent Opposition 1908–1909
  John Huxham Opposition/Ministerialist 1908–1909
  Thomas Bouchard Ministerialist/Opposition 1909–1912
  James Allan (Queensland politician) Unaligned 1909–1912
Third incarnation (1912–present, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Thomas Bouchard Ministerialist/Opposition 1912–1915
  Edgar Free Labor 1915–1920
  Myles Ferricks Labor 1920–1929
  Neil MacGroarty Country and Progressive National 1929–1932
  Vince Gair Labor 1932–1957
  Queensland Labor 1957–1960
  Col Bennett Labor 1960–1972
  Fred Bromley Labor 1972–1974
  Colin Lamont Liberal 1974–1977
  Jim Fouras Labor 1977–1986
  Anne Warner Labor 1986–1995
  Anna Bligh Labor 1995–2012
  Jackie Trad Labor 2012–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Queensland state election, 2017: South Brisbane[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jackie Trad 10,007 36.0 −6.0
Greens Amy MacMahon 9,549 34.4 +11.7
Liberal National Simon Quinn 6,764 24.3 −8.0
Independent Cameron Murray 516 1.9 +1.9
Independent Karel Boele 484 1.7 −1.2
Independent Karagh-Mae Kelly 249 0.9 +0.9
Independent Frank Jordan 230 0.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 27,799 96.4 −2.0
Informal votes 1,052 3.6 +2.0
Turnout 28,851 83.7 +3.1
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Jackie Trad 14,887 53.6 −10.2
Greens Amy MacMahon 12,912 46.5 +46.5
Labor hold Swing −10.2
Queensland state election, 2015: South Brisbane[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jackie Trad 12,355 42.71 +4.15
Liberal National Fiona Ward 9,321 32.22 −5.85
Greens Jonathan Sri 6,320 21.85 +3.78
Independent Karel Boele 930 3.22 +1.32
Total formal votes 28,926 98.35 +0.42
Informal votes 484 1.65 −0.42
Turnout 29,410 86.75 −0.36
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jackie Trad 17,697 63.79 +9.13
Liberal National Fiona Ward 10,045 36.21 −9.13
Labor hold Swing +9.13
South Brisbane state by-election, 28 April 2012[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Clem Grehan 7,761 38.0 –0.1
Labor Jackie Trad 6,720 32.9 –5.7
Greens Jo-Anne Bragg 3,960 19.4 +1.3
DS4SEQ Penny Panorea 751 3.7 +3.7
Katter's Australian Robert Wardrop 435 2.1 –1.3
Independent Jason McKenzie 349 1.7 +1.7
Family First Penny McCreery 261 1.3 +1.3
Independent Liam Flenady 189 0.9 –1.0
Total formal votes 20,426 98.2 +0.2
Informal votes 383 1.8 –0.2
Turnout 20,809 67.5 –19.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jackie Trad 8,963 51.7 –3.0
Liberal National Clem Grehan 8,388 48.3 +3.0
Labor hold Swing –3.0


Queensland state election, 2012: South Brisbane[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Anna Bligh 10,015 38.57 -9.85
Liberal National Clem Grehan 9,887 38.07 +10.16
Greens Jo-Anne Bragg 4,692 18.07 +0.66
Katter's Australian Robert Wardrop 883 3.40 +3.40
Independent Liam Flenady 491 1.89 +1.89
Total formal votes 25,968 97.94 -0.25
Informal votes 547 2.06 +0.25
Turnout 26,515 87.11 +0.67
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anna Bligh 12,977 54.66 -10.35
Liberal National Clem Grehan 10,763 45.34 +10.35
Labor hold Swing -10.35

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Queensland state election, 2009: South Brisbane[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Anna Bligh 12,243 48.4 -3.2
Liberal National Mary Carroll 7,058 27.9 +2.6
Greens Gary Kane 4,402 17.4 -4.0
Independent Merilyn Haines 409 1.6 +1.6
Independent Sam Watson 344 1.4 +1.4
Independent Greg Martin 330 1.3 +1.3
DS4SEQ David Rendell 304 1.2 +1.2
Independent Derek Rosborough 148 0.6 -1.0
Independent Matt Coates 46 0.2 +0.2
Total formal votes 25,284 98.0
Informal votes 467 2.0
Turnout 25,751 86.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anna Bligh 14,697 65.0 -3.4
Liberal National Mary Carroll 7,911 35.0 +3.4
Labor hold Swing -3.4
Queensland state election, 2006: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Anna Bligh 12,636 51.5 -1.6
Liberal Lynne Jennings 6,212 25.3 +1.2
Greens Gary Kane 5,269 21.5 +1.5
Independent Derek Rosborough 405 1.7 +1.7
Total formal votes 24,522 98.2 +0.4
Informal votes 455 1.8 -0.4
Turnout 24,977 85.3 -0.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anna Bligh 15,296 68.4 -2.7
Liberal Lynne Jennings 7,071 31.6 +2.7
Labor hold Swing -2.7
Queensland state election, 2004: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Anna Bligh 12,848 53.1 -6.8
Liberal Alister Cowper 5,839 24.1 +4.4
Greens Juanita Wheeler 4,847 20.0 +11.0
Independent Lynda Hansen 680 2.8 +2.8
Total formal votes 24,214 97.8 +0.4
Informal votes 552 2.2 -0.4
Turnout 24,766 85.7 -2.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anna Bligh 16,150 71.1 -3.8
Liberal Alister Cowper 6,577 28.9 +3.8
Labor hold Swing -3.8
Queensland state election, 2001: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Anna Bligh 14,329 59.9 +6.7
Liberal Jason Chappel 4,720 19.7 -7.1
Greens Mark Taylor 2,150 9.0 +8.3
Democrats Crystal Lagos 985 4.1 -0.5
Independent Murray Swan 777 3.2 +1.5
Independent Guy Freemarijuana 653 2.7 +0.3
Independent Adam Baker 310 1.3 +1.3
Total formal votes 23,924 97.4
Informal votes 638 2.6
Turnout 24,562 88.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anna Bligh 16,377 74.9 +9.2
Liberal Jason Chappel 5,479 25.1 -9.2
Labor hold Swing +9.2

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Queensland state election, 1998: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Anna Bligh 10,591 53.4 +2.2
Liberal Leo Tsimpikas 5,209 26.3 -7.7
One Nation Raymond Meiers 1,592 8.0 +8.0
Democrats Anthony Lee 1,013 5.1 -3.7
Independent Guy Freemarijuana 527 2.7 +2.7
Independent Murray Swan 375 1.9 +1.9
Independent Coral Wynter 278 1.4 +1.4
Australia First Mario Zocchi 185 0.9 +0.9
Reform Chris Ray 66 0.3 +0.3
Total formal votes 19,836 98.3 +1.3
Informal votes 351 1.7 -1.3
Turnout 20,187 90.0 +3.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anna Bligh 12,390 66.3 +5.6
Liberal Leo Tsimpikas 6,300 33.7 -5.6
Labor hold Swing +5.6
Queensland state election, 1995: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Anna Bligh 9,409 51.2 -10.0
Liberal Marcus Clark 6,243 33.9 +6.4
Democrats Althea Smith 1,624 8.8 +3.9
Independent Tony Kneipp 742 4.0 +4.0
Independent Geoff Wilson 375 2.0 +2.0
Total formal votes 18,393 96.9 +0.4
Informal votes 579 3.1 -0.4
Turnout 18,972 86.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anna Bligh 10,803 60.7 -7.8
Liberal Marcus Clark 6,996 39.3 +7.8
Labor hold Swing -7.8
Queensland state election, 1992: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Anne Warner 11,970 61.2 +3.3
Liberal Mark Bromback 5,389 27.5 +7.0
Indigenous Peoples Netta Tyson 1,247 6.4 +6.4
Democrats Andrew Bartlett 963 4.9 +4.9
Total formal votes 19,569 96.6
Informal votes 691 3.4
Turnout 20,260 86.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anne Warner 13,020 68.5 +3.0
Liberal Mark Bromback 5,989 31.5 -3.0
Labor hold Swing +3.0

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Queensland state election, 1989: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Anne Warner 10,037 57.9 +9.8
Liberal Heather Scantlebury 3,547 20.5 -0.5
National Peter Peters 2,094 12.1 -15.7
Greens Peter Hutton 1,656 9.6 +9.6
Total formal votes 17,334 96.4 -0.2
Informal votes 639 3.6 +0.2
Turnout 17,973 85.7 -2.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anne Warner 10,947 64.0 +9.8
Liberal Heather Scantlebury 6,157 36.0 -9.8
Labor hold Swing +9.8
Queensland state election, 1986: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Anne Warner 8,222 48.1 -6.9
National Leo Tsimpikas 4,754 27.8 -2.0
Liberal Guri Lluka 3,595 21.0 +6.9
Socialist Workers Susanne Bolton 533 3.1 +3.1
Total formal votes 17,104 96.6
Informal votes 604 3.4
Turnout 17,708 88.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anne Warner 9,273 54.2 -2.6
National Leo Tsimpikas 7,831 45.8 +2.6
Labor hold Swing -2.6
Queensland state election, 1983: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jim Fouras 7,476 55.0 +2.7
National Malcolm Ellis 4,052 29.8 +29.8
Liberal Rodney Miller 1,914 14.1 -30.2
Socialist Ivan Ivanoff 155 1.1 +1.1
Total formal votes 13,597 97.3 -0.2
Informal votes 382 2.7 +0.2
Turnout 13,979 87.8 +3.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jim Fouras 7,982 58.7 +4.7
National Malcolm Ellis 5,615 41.3 +41.3
Labor hold Swing +4.7
Queensland state election, 1980: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jim Fouras 7,006 52.3 +0.4
Liberal Colin Lamont 5,935 44.3 +0.7
Independent Edward Grevsmuhl 444 3.3 +3.3
Total formal votes 13,385 97.5 +0.4
Informal votes 336 2.5 -0.4
Turnout 13,721 84.1 -4.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jim Fouras 7,228 54.0 +0.8
Liberal Colin Lamont 6,157 46.0 -0.8
Labor hold Swing +0.8

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Queensland state election, 1977: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jim Fouras 7,510 51.9 +6.0
Liberal David Smith 6,312 43.6 -10.5
Progress William Everaarps 649 4.5 +4.5
Total formal votes 14,471 97.1
Informal votes 429 2.9
Turnout 14,900 88.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jim Fouras 7,705 53.2 +7.3
Liberal David Smith 6,766 46.8 -7.3
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +7.3
Queensland state election, 1974: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Colin Lamont 6,414 55.0 +29.6
Labor Fred Bromley 5,250 45.0 -4.4
Total formal votes 11,664 97.9 +1.1
Informal votes 249 2.1 -1.1
Turnout 11,913 83.9 -7.7
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +16.0
Queensland state election, 1972: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Fred Bromley 5,609 49.4 -9.8
Liberal Joseph Fenton 2,885 25.4 -4.5
Independent Col Bennett 2,227 19.6 +19.6
Democratic Labor Viliam Simek 591 5.2 -3.4
Independent Anton Terpstra 47 0.4 +0.4
Total formal votes 11,359 96.8
Informal votes 375 3.2
Turnout 11,734 91.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Fred Bromley 6,933 61.0 +4.3
Liberal Joseph Fenton 4,426 39.0 -4.3
Labor hold Swing +4.3

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Queensland state election, 1969: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Col Bennett 5,193 59.2 +1.0
Liberal Alan Brown 2,621 29.9 -0.9
Democratic Labor John O'Connell 757 8.6 +0.2
Socialist Victor Slater 199 2.3 +2.3
Total formal votes 8,770 97.0 +0.1
Informal votes 273 3.0 -0.1
Turnout 9,043 84.4 -3.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Col Bennett 5,493 62.3 +0.4
Liberal Alan Brown 3,277 37.7 -0.4
Labor hold Swing +0.4
Queensland state election, 1966: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Col Bennett 5,736 58.2 +3.3
Liberal Cecil Schuurs 3,033 30.8 -0.6
Democratic Labor Mervyn Eunson 822 8.4 -5.3
Communist Warren Bowden 258 2.6 +2.6
Total formal votes 9,849 96.9 +0.1
Informal votes 317 3.1 -0.1
Turnout 10,166 88.2 -3.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Col Bennett 6,096 61.9 +3.5
Liberal Cecil Schuurs 3,753 38.1 -3.5
Labor hold Swing +3.5
Queensland state election, 1963: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Col Bennett 5,768 54.9 +11.0
Liberal Gabrielle Horan 3,298 31.4 +4.2
Democratic Labor Greg Kehoe 1,444 13.7 -15.2
Total formal votes 10,510 96.8 -1.4
Informal votes 344 3.2 +1.4
Turnout 10,854 91.7 +3.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Col Bennett 6,037 57.4
Liberal Gabrielle Horan 4,473 42.6
Labor hold Swing N/A
Queensland state election, 1960: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Col Bennett 5,011 43.9
Queensland Labor Vince Gair 3,294 28.9
Liberal Charles O'Brien 3,106 27.2
Total formal votes 11,411 98.2
Informal votes 209 1.8
Turnout 11,620 88.0
Labor gain from Queensland Labor Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Queensland state election, 1957: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Queensland Labor Vince Gair 3,598 44.1 +44.1
Liberal William Henry 2,593 31.8 +31.8
Labor Tom Doyle 1,974 24.2 -34.4
Total formal votes 8,165 98.7 +0.2
Informal votes 104 1.3 -0.2
Turnout 8,269 93.7 +1.8
Queensland Labor gain from Labor Swing N/A
Queensland state election, 1956: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Vince Gair 4,736 58.6 -6.0
Independent Frank Roberts 2,731 33.8 +33.8
Independent Jack Noonan 611 7.6 +7.6
Total formal votes 8,078 98.5 0.0
Informal votes 123 1.5 0.0
Turnout 8,201 91.9 +1.5
Labor hold Swing N/A
Queensland state election, 1953: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Vince Gair 5,847 64.6 +8.1
Liberal Geoffrey Wadeson 2,787 30.8 -12.7
Independent John Parker 418 4.6 +4.6
Total formal votes 9,052 98.5 -0.4
Informal votes 134 1.5 +0.4
Turnout 9,186 90.4 -1.5
Labor hold Swing +11.2
Queensland state election, 1950: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Vince Gair 5,651 56.5
Liberal Allan McLeod 4,347 43.5
Total formal votes 9,998 98.9
Informal votes 115 1.1
Turnout 10,113 91.9
Labor hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

Queensland state election, 1947: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Vince Gair 6,072 53.1 -3.2
People's Party Winston Noble 5,369 46.9 +3.2
Total formal votes 11,441 98.0 +0.4
Informal votes 234 2.0 -0.4
Turnout 11,675 91.8 +9.0
Labor hold Swing -3.2
Queensland state election, 1944: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Vince Gair 5,940 56.3 -0.4
People's Party Robert Lincoln 4,611 43.7 +0.4
Total formal votes 10,551 97.6 +0.1
Informal votes 263 2.4 -0.1
Turnout 10,814 82.8 -5.4
Labor hold Swing -0.4
Queensland state election, 1941: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Vince Gair 5,740 56.7 +6.9
United Australia Daniel Rowley 4,393 43.3 +12.7
Total formal votes 10,133 97.5 -1.6
Informal votes 256 2.5 +1.6
Turnout 10,389 88.2 -4.9
Labor hold Swing +1.3

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

Queensland state election, 1938: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Vince Gair 5,105 49.8 -17.8
United Australia William Kingwell 3,135 30.6 -1.8
Protestant Labor James McCann 2,016 19.7 +19.7
Total formal votes 10,256 99.1 +2.0
Informal votes 97 0.9 -2.0
Turnout 10,353 93.1 +0.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Vince Gair 5,295 55.4 -12.2
United Australia William Kingwell 4,260 44.6 +12.2
Labor hold Swing -12.2
Queensland state election, 1935: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Vince Gair 6,405 67.6
CPNP Robert Paine 3,065 32.4
Total formal votes 9,470 97.1
Informal votes 287 2.9
Turnout 9,757 92.8
Labor hold Swing
Queensland state election, 1932: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Vince Gair 4,737 52.2
CPNP Neil MacGroarty 3,972 43.8
Queensland Party Joseph Clancy 364 4.0
Total formal votes 9,073 98.0
Informal votes 182 2.0
Turnout 9,255 94.7
Labor gain from CPNP Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

Queensland state election, 1929: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPNP Neil MacGroarty 3,183 55.0 +5.8
Labor Myles Ferricks 2,606 45.0 -5.8
Total formal votes 5,789 98.2 -0.9
Informal votes 105 1.8 +0.9
Turnout 5,894 86.9 -0.5
CPNP gain from Labor Swing +5.8
Queensland state election, 1926: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Myles Ferricks 3,006 50.8 -2.3
CPNP Alec McGill 2,907 49.2 +7.9
Total formal votes 5,888 99.1 +1.5
Informal votes 79 0.9 -1.5
Turnout 5,967 87.4 +2.9
Labor hold Swing N/A
Queensland state election, 1923: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Myles Ferricks 3,155 53.1 +1.5
United John Kessell 2,450 41.3 -7.1
Independent Charles Gabbert 333 5.6 +5.6
Total formal votes 5,938 97.6 -0.7
Informal votes 146 2.4 +0.7
Turnout 6,084 84.5 +5.5
Labor hold Swing N/A
Queensland state election, 1920: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Myles Ferricks 3,063 51.6 -3.4
Nationalist James Davey 2,877 48.4 +3.4
Total formal votes 5,940 98.3 -0.1
Informal votes 102 1.7 +0.1
Turnout 6,042 79.0 -1.6
Labor hold Swing -3.4

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Queensland state election, 1918: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Edgar Free 2,986 55.0 -4.4
Nationalist Albert Harte 2,440 45.0 +4.4
Total formal votes 5,426 98.4 +0.4
Informal votes 87 1.6 -0.4
Turnout 5,513 80.6 -6.0
Labor hold Swing -4.4
Queensland state election, 1915: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Edgar Free 2,693 59.4 +9.8
Liberal John Burke 1,842 40.6 -9.8
Total formal votes 4,535 98.0 -1.3
Informal votes 93 2.0 +1.3
Turnout 4,628 86.6 +9.1
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +9.8
Queensland state election, 1912: South Brisbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Bouchard 1,914 50.4
Labor Joseph Sherry 1,882 49.6
Total formal votes 3,796 99.3
Informal votes 26 0.7
Turnout 3,822 77.5
Liberal hold Swing

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