Results of the Queensland state election, 1986 (A-L)

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Queensland state election, 1 November 1986[1][2]
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled voters 1,563,294
Votes cast 1,426,478 Turnout 91.25% –0.44%
Informal votes 30,903 Informal 2.17% +0.70%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 577,062 41.35% –2.63% 30 – 2
  National 553,197 39.64% +0.71% 49 + 8
  Liberal 230,310 16.50% +1.62% 10 + 2
  Democrats 8,747 0.63% –0.20% 0 ± 0
  Independent 26,259 1.88% +0.59% 0 – 1
Total 1,395,575     89  

This is a list of electoral district results for the 1986 Queensland state election for electorates from A to L.

Results by electoral district[edit]

Albert[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Albert[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Ivan Gibbs 8,351 49.1 -7.4
Labor Tom Harrison 5,446 32.0 -11.5
Liberal Vince Camilleri 3,222 18.9 +18.9
Total formal votes 17,019 98.0
Informal votes 345 2.0
Turnout 17,364 90.4
Two-party-preferred result
National Ivan Gibbs 10,744 63.1 +4.3
Labor Tom Harrison 6,275 36.9 -4.3
National hold Swing +4.3

Archerfield[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Archerfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Henry Palaszczuk 10,277 62.3 -9.3
National Peter Jorgensen 3,513 21.3 -7.1
Liberal John Shea 2,699 16.4 +16.4
Total formal votes 16,489 96.4
Informal votes 622 3.6
Turnout 17,111 90.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Henry Palaszczuk 11,031 66.9 -3.6
National Peter Jorgensen 5,458 33.1 +3.6
Labor hold Swing -3.6

Ashgrove[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Ashgrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Tom Veivers 7,613 44.7 +2.3
Liberal Alan Sherlock 4,511 26.5 +6.9
National Francis Gaffy 4,453 26.2 -2.2
Democrats Paul Wright 448 2.6 -7.0
Total formal votes 17,025 98.5
Informal votes 258 1.5
Turnout 17,283 91.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Alan Sherlock 8,860 52.0 +4.6
Labor Tom Veivers 8,165 48.0 -4.6
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +4.6

Aspley[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Aspley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Joe Marney 6,676 35.7 +1.6
National Beryce Nelson 5,867 31.3 -5.8
Liberal Scott McLeay 5,493 29.3 +0.4
Independent Patrick Blake 681 3.6 +3.6
Total formal votes 18,717 98.3
Informal votes 316 1.7
Turnout 19,033 93.2
Two-party-preferred result
National Beryce Nelson 10,127 54.1 -1.9
Labor Joe Marney 8,590 45.9 +1.9
National hold Swing -1.9

Auburn[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Auburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Neville Harper 8,252 64.0 -3.2
Labor Tom Hall 4,634 36.0 +3.2
Total formal votes 12,886 98.0
Informal votes 268 2.0
Turnout 13,154 92.8
National hold Swing -3.2

Balonne[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Balonne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Don Neal 5,350 74.1 -0.7
Labor Elwyn Brookes 1,872 25.9 +0.7
Total formal votes 7,222 97.6
Informal votes 180 2.4
Turnout 7,402 91.3
National hold Swing -0.7

Barambah[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Barambah
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Joh Bjelke-Petersen 9,114 77.5 -1.0
Labor James Horton 2,651 22.5 +1.0
Total formal votes 11,765 97.3 -0.6
Informal votes 330 2.7 +0.6
Turnout 12,095 93.5 -0.2
National hold Swing -1.0

Barron River[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Barron River
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Martin Tenni 7,990 54.0 -1.1
Labor Terry Doyle 6,795 46.0 +1.1
Total formal votes 14,785 97.6
Informal votes 366 2.4
Turnout 15,151 88.8
National hold Swing -1.1

Bowen[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Bowen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Ken Smyth 6,274 57.0
National Jim Turner 2,892 26.3
Liberal Jeanette Hunter 1,836 16.7
Total formal votes 11,002 98.3
Informal votes 195 1.7
Turnout 11,197 92.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ken Smyth 6,869 62.5 +4.9
National Jim Turner 4,127 37.5 -4.9
Labor hold Swing +4.9

Brisbane Central[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Brisbane Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Brian Davis 7,894 50.2 -8.7
National Peter Peters 3,899 24.8 +24.8
Liberal Muriel Ward 2,955 18.8 -22.3
Independent Anthony Kneipp 405 2.6 +2.6
Socialist Jack Cotter 401 2.6 +2.6
Independent Mark Gardener 181 1.2 +1.2
Total formal votes 15,735 95.7
Informal votes 710 4.3
Turnout 16,445 85.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Brian Davis 9,299 59.1 -0.6
National Peter Peters 6,436 40.9 +40.9
Labor hold Swing -0.6

Broadsound[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Broadsound
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Denis Hinton 4,991 42.2
Labor Chris Palmer 4,419 37.4
Independent Barbara Wildin 1,727 14.6
Independent Ros Scott 683 5.6
Total formal votes 11,820 98.0
Informal votes 242 2.0
Turnout 12,062 91.5
Two-party-preferred result
National Denis Hinton 6,142 52.0 -7.3
Labor Chris Palmer 5,678 48.0 +7.3
National hold Swing -7.3

Bulimba[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Bulimba
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Ron McLean 10,486 58.2 +1.5
National Judith Brown 4,413 24.5 -4.4
Liberal Alan Bavister 3,125 17.3 +3.1
Total formal votes 18,024 98.1
Informal votes 355 1.9
Turnout 18,379 91.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ron McLean 11,355 63.0 -3.0
National Judith Brown 6,669 37.0 +3.0
Labor hold Swing -3.0

Bundaberg[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Bundaberg
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Clem Campbell 9,223 53.9 +1.9
National Heather Galley 6,977 40.7 -0.8
Independent Alex Warren 928 5.4 -1.1
Total formal votes 17,128 98.3
Informal votes 290 1.7
Turnout 17,418 93.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Clem Campbell 9,694 56.6 +2.3
National Heather Galley 7,434 43.4 -2.3
Labor hold Swing +2.3

Burdekin[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Burdekin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Mark Stoneman 6,570 52.6 +5.2
Labor Richard Tucker 4,163 33.3 -6.6
Liberal Colin Jackson 1,295 10.4 -1.8
Independent Laurence Fabrellas 457 3.7 +3.7
Total formal votes 12,485 98.2
Informal votes 231 1.8
Turnout 12,716 93.5
Two-party-preferred result
National Mark Stoneman 7,728 61.9 +5.5
Labor Richard Tucker 4,757 38.1 -5.5
National hold Swing +5.5

Burnett[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Burnett
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Doug Slack 8,165 65.1 -0.2
Labor Robin Webcke 4,378 34.9 +0.2
Total formal votes 12,543 97.8
Informal votes 277 2.2
Turnout 12,820 93.1
National hold Swing -0.2

Caboolture[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Caboolture
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Ken Hayward 9,956 53.7
National Ron Grant 8,572 46.3
Total formal votes 18,528 95.5
Informal votes 870 4.5
Turnout 19,398 92.0
Labor gain from National Swing +1.0
  • The redistribution of electoral boundaries before the election made Caboolture a notionally Labor seat. The Nationals did not regain it.

Cairns[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Cairns
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Keith De Lacy 8,340 56.2 +5.6
National Terry Adair 6,492 43.8 +1.8
Total formal votes 14,832 96.7
Informal votes 500 3.3
Turnout 15,332 87.6
Labor hold Swing +3.3

Callide[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Callide
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Di McCauley 5,950 49.9 +10.6
Labor Nick Kofoed 3,462 29.0 +3.7
Independent Barry James 1,496 12.6 +12.6
Liberal Geoffrey Clarke 1,013 8.5 +8.5
Total formal votes 11,921 98.5
Informal votes 185 1.5
Turnout 12,106 91.6
Two-party-preferred result
National Di McCauley 7,534 63.2 +22.5
Labor Nick Kofoed 4,387 36.8 +36.8
National gain from Independent Swing +22.5

Carnarvon[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Carnarvon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Peter McKechnie 7,210 67.1 +2.4
Labor Paul Lucas 3,529 32.9 -2.4
Total formal votes 10,739 97.3
Informal votes 297 2.7
Turnout 11,036 92.0
National hold Swing +2.4

Chatsworth[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Chatsworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Terry Mackenroth 9,990 52.8 -4.8
National Greg Jones 4,921 26.0 +26.0
Liberal Ian Chandler 4,018 21.2 -21.2
Total formal votes 18,929 98.1
Informal votes 364 1.9
Turnout 19,293 93.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Terry Mackenroth 10,840 57.3 -0.3
National Greg Jones 8,089 42.7 +42.7
Labor hold Swing -0.3

Condamine[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Condamine
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Brian Littleproud 9,479 78.5 +10.6
Labor Gordon Zigenbine 2,598 21.5 +1.2
Total formal votes 12,077 97.8
Informal votes 272 2.2
Turnout 12,349 93.9
National hold Swing +1.8

Cook[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Cook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Bob Scott 5,629 66.7 +1.3
National Getano Lui 2,816 33.3 -1.3
Total formal votes 8,445 95.8
Informal votes 372 4.2
Turnout 8,817 82.3
Labor hold Swing +1.3

Cooroora[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Cooroora
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Gordon Simpson 9,163 49.4 -8.1
Labor Brian Payler 5,799 31.3 -2.0
Liberal Wehl Wansley 2,706 14.6 +14.6
Democrats John Boultbee 871 4.7 -2.4
Total formal votes 18,539 98.5
Informal votes 277 1.5
Turnout 18,816 89.3
Two-party-preferred result
National Gordon Simpson 11,242 60.6 -1.0
Labor Brian Payler 7,297 39.4 +1.0
National hold Swing -1.0

Cunningham[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Cunningham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Tony Elliott 10,321 79.9 +1.7
Labor Paul Kerswell 2,589 20.1 -1.7
Total formal votes 12,910 97.4
Informal votes 348 2.6
Turnout 13,258 92.7
National hold Swing +1.7

Currumbin[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Currumbin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Leo Gately 6,930 39.8
Labor Noel Elliot 5,854 33.6
Liberal Robert Freebairn 2,413 13.8
Independent Trevor Coomber 1,882 10.8
Democrats Yvonne Stoelhorst 338 1.9
Total formal votes 17,417 97.8
Informal votes 391 2.2
Turnout 17,808 88.9
Two-party-preferred result
National Leo Gately 10,255 58.9 +2.6
Labor Noel Elliot 7,162 41.1 -2.6
National hold Swing +2.6

Everton[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Glen Milliner 8,765 49.4 -3.4
Liberal Greg Smith 4,940 27.9 +11.6
National Richard Jackson 4,023 22.7 -8.2
Total formal votes 17,728 98.6
Informal votes 257 1.4
Turnout 17,985 93.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Glen Milliner 9,122 51.5 -2.8
Liberal Greg Smith 8,606 48.5 +48.5
Labor hold Swing -2.8

Fassifern[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Fassifern
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Kev Lingard 9,776 51.3
Labor Jim Egan 5,928 31.1
Liberal Margaret Grevett 3,364 17.6
Total formal votes 19,068 98.1
Informal votes 362 1.9
Turnout 19,430 92.2
Two-party-preferred result
National Kev Lingard 12,030 63.1 -1.9
Labor Jim Egan 7,023 36.9 +1.9
National hold Swing -1.9

Flinders[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Flinders
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Bob Katter 5,484 60.8 +9.0
Labor Alex Wilson 3,529 39.2 -2.2
Total formal votes 9,013 97.3
Informal votes 246 2.7
Turnout 9,259 90.0
National hold Swing +2.9

Glass House[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Glass House
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Bill Newton 8,563 46.6
Labor Lloyd Barr 6,875 37.4
Liberal Ernie McEntee 2,334 12.7
Democrats Glen Spicer 596 3.2
Total formal votes 18,368 96.9
Informal votes 583 3.1
Turnout 18,951 92.2
Two-party-preferred result
National Bill Newton 10,456 56.9 +0.9
Labor Lloyd Barr 7,912 43.1 -0.9
National hold Swing +0.9

Greenslopes[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Greenslopes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Fred Wright 6,772 36.5 -4.3
National Leisha Harvey 6,026 32.5 +1.4
Liberal Bill Hewitt 5,233 28.2 +0.1
Independent Ron Smith 508 2.7 +2.7
Total formal votes 18,539 98.3
Informal votes 316 1.7
Turnout 18,855 92.3
Two-party-preferred result
National Leisha Harvey 10,053 54.2 +1.3
Labor Fred Wright 8,486 45.8 -1.3
National hold Swing +1.3

Gregory[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Gregory
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Bill Glasson 4,370 63.5 +0.9
Labor Kevin Alexander 2,514 36.5 -0.9
Total formal votes 6,884 97.3
Informal votes 188 2.7
Turnout 7,072 88.4
National hold Swing +0.9

Gympie[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Gympie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Len Stephan 7,830 57.4 -7.1
Labor Sven Condon 4,404 32.3 -3.2
Liberal Bruce Kean 1,415 10.4 +10.4
Total formal votes 13,649 98.5
Informal votes 211 1.5
Turnout 13,860 93.0
Two-party-preferred result
National Len Stephan 8,845 64.8 +0.3
Labor Sven Condon 4,804 35.2 -0.3
National hold Swing +0.3

Hinchinbrook[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Hinchinbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Ted Row 5,705 47.6 +0.5
Labor Allan Vitale 4,693 39.1 -1.8
Liberal John Williams 1,390 11.6 -0.4
Independent Ron Dunn 209 1.7 +1.7
Total formal votes 11,997 97.9
Informal votes 252 2.1
Turnout 12,249 93.0
Two-party-preferred result
National Ted Row 6,832 56.9 +1.1
Labor Allan Vitale 5,165 43.1 -1.1
National hold Swing +1.1

Ipswich[edit]

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

Ipswich West[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Ipswich West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor David Underwood 10,269 56.2 +0.5
National Neil Russell 4,755 26.0 -4.2
Liberal Ken Clift 3,247 17.8 +5.5
Total formal votes 18,271 97.9
Informal votes 399 2.1
Turnout 18,670 90.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Underwood 11,182 61.2 +2.3
National Neil Russell 7,089 38.8 -2.3
Labor hold Swing +2.3

Isis[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Isis
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Lin Powell 9,289 52.7 -5.0
Labor Bill Nunn 6,772 38.4 -3.9
Independent William Elson-Green 873 4.9 +4.9
Independent Camillo Primavera 426 2.4 +2.4
Independent Kevin Hendstock 273 1.5 +1.5
Total formal votes 17,633 98.1
Informal votes 333 1.9
Turnout 17,966 92.0
Two-party-preferred result
National Lin Powell 10,121 57.4 -0.3
Labor Bill Nunn 7,512 42.6 +0.3
National hold Swing -0.3

Landsborough[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Landsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Mike Ahern 9,594 50.0 -6.6
Labor Michael Cramb 6,285 32.8 +1.3
Liberal John McCaw 3,311 17.2 +17.2
Total formal votes 19,190 98.1
Informal votes 361 1.9
Turnout 19,551 90.0
Two-party-preferred result
National Mike Ahern 11,813 61.6 -1.2
Labor Michael Cramb 7,375 38.4 +1.2
National hold Swing -1.2

Lockyer[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Lockyer
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Tony FitzGerald 10,918 61.3 -0.3
Labor Jack Phelan 3,490 19.6 -2.7
Liberal Fabius Manners 3,407 19.1 +3.0
Total formal votes 17,815 98.6
Informal votes 255 1.4
Turnout 18,070 92.9
Two-party-preferred result
National Tony FitzGerald 13,379 75.1 +0.6
Labor Jack Phelan 4,436 24.9 -0.6
National hold Swing +0.6

Logan[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Logan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Wayne Goss 9,693 51.7
National Wendy Howard 6,038 32.2
Liberal Allen Johnstone 2,746 14.7
Socialist Heather Haub 258 1.4
Total formal votes 18,735 97.4
Informal votes 509 2.6
Turnout 19,244 88.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Wayne Goss 10,641 56.8 +5.5
National Wendy Howard 8,094 43.2 -5.5
Labor hold Swing +5.5

Lytton[edit]

Queensland state election, 1986: Lytton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Tom Burns 11,472 62.5 -8.9
National Liz Upton 4,382 23.9 +23.9
Liberal Daryl Mercer 2,503 13.6 -15.0
Total formal votes 18,357 98.0
Informal votes 369 2.0
Turnout 18,726 92.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Tom Burns 12,171 66.3 +3.2
National Liz Upton 6,186 33.7 +33.7
Labor hold Swing +3.2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Government and Politics Database. "Parliament of Queensland, Assembly election, 1 November 1986". Retrieved 22 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Hughes, Colin A. (2002). A handbook of Australian government and politics, 1985-1999. Federation Press. p. 324. ISBN 978-1-86287-434-3. 
  3. ^ Jaensch, Dean (1987). The 1986 elections in Queensland : a statistical analysis. Klemzig, S. Aust.: Polity Publications. ISBN 0949094242. 
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "Queensland 1986 election results - Albert". ABC.