Electoral district of Redcliffe

QueenslandLegislative Assembly

Redcliffe (2008—)
State Queensland
MP Yvette D'Ath
Party Labor
Namesake Redcliffe
Electors 33,755 (2015)
Area 198 km2 (76.4 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°12′S 153°16′E / 27.200°S 153.267°E / -27.200; 153.267Coordinates: 27°12′S 153°16′E / 27.200°S 153.267°E / -27.200; 153.267

Redcliffe is a Legislative Assembly of Queensland electoral division in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

The division encompasses suburbs to the north and northeast of Brisbane, including Redcliffe, Woody Point, Scarborough, Clontarf and Margate, as well as parts of Kippa-Ring. The electorate's boundary stretches to take in Moreton Island.

The seat was created in 1960 and was first held by Liberal (later National) member Jim Houghton. The seat was contested between the Liberal and National Parties until Houghton's mid-term retirement in 1979, followed by a by-election won by Liberal Terry White. White became the Liberal Party leader in August 1983, causing a split in the National-dominated coalition government. In 1989, he lost the seat to Australian Labor Party member Ray Hollis, who at one point was Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. In 2005, Hollis resigned and the Liberals' Terry Rogers, a local accountant, picked up the seat in a by-election upset, with an 8.4% swing. However, his tenure in the seat was short, and he lost it to Labor's Lillian van Litsenburg, a school teacher, at the 2006 state election.

Scott Driscoll, president of the United Retail Federation and a local resident born in Redcliffe, contested the seat for the Liberal National Party of Queensland at the 2012 state election, winning with a 15.67% swing. In March 2013 Premier Campbell Newman suspended Driscoll from the Liberal National Party, due to allegations that the MP had misled parliament about his business interests. The month after his suspension, Driscoll announced his resignation from the LNP, and committed to serve the remainder of his parliamentary term on the cross-bench. However, he resigned from Parliament on 19 November 2013 citing ill health--though he was also facing all-but-certain expulsion from the chamber. This triggered a by-election on 22 February 2014, in which former federal MP Yvette D'Ath reclaimed the seat for Labor.[1][2] She won 57.1% of the two-party preferred vote making it the safest ALP seat in the Queensland Parliament.

Members for Redcliffe

  Jim Houghton Independent 1960–1960
  Liberal 1960–1961
  Independent 1961–1962
  Country 1963–1975
  National Country 1975–1979
  Terry White Liberal 1979–1989
  Ray Hollis Labor 1989–2005
  Terry Rogers Liberal 2005–2006
  Lillian van Litsenburg Labor 2006–2012
  Scott Driscoll Liberal National 2012–2013
  Independent 2013
  Yvette D'Ath Labor 2014–present

Election results

Queensland state election, 2015: Redcliffe[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Yvette D'Ath 14,399 47.24 +16.48
Liberal National Kerri-Anne Dooley 11,497 37.72 −11.52
Greens Peter Johnson 1,698 5.57 −1.16
Palmer United Steven Griffith 1,477 4.85 +4.85
Family First Mark A White 710 2.33 −2.20
Independent Shayne Jarvis 701 2.30 +2.30
Total formal votes 30,482 98.01 +0.39
Informal votes 620 1.99 −0.39
Turnout 31,102 90.98 −0.13
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Yvette D'Ath 16,602 57.58 +17.68
Liberal National Kerri-Anne Dooley 12,230 42.42 −17.68
Labor gain from Liberal National Swing +17.68


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