Division of Petrie

The Division of Petrie is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland.

Petrie
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Petrie in Queensland, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created1949
MPLuke Howarth
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeAndrew Petrie
Electors115,472 (2019)
Area152 km2 (58.7 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

History

The division was created in 1949 and named after Andrew Petrie (1798–1872), a noted civil engineer, pioneer, and explorer, and the first free settler in Brisbane (1837).

The electorate has a higher-than-average percentage of pensioners and self-funded retirees, and is mainly residential, with some light industrial and commercial activities.

Originally a safe Liberal seat, it has become much more marginal since the late 1970s. Since 1975, it has been held by the party of government for all but one term.

Ahead of the 2016 federal election, ABC psephologist Antony Green listed the seat in his election guide as one of eleven which he classed as "bellwether" electorates.[1]

Boundaries

Petrie is located in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, and since a redistribution ahead of the 2010 Federal Election has been centred on the Redcliffe Peninsula.

In the Moreton Bay Region, it includes Clontarf, Kippa-Ring, Margate, Redcliffe, Rothwell, Deception Bay, Scarborough, Woody Point, North Lakes, Mango Hill, Griffin and part of Burpengary.

In the City of Brisbane, it includes Bald Hills, Bracken Ridge, Carseldine and Fitzgibbon, and parts of Aspley and Bridgeman Downs.

Members

Image Member Party Term Notes
  Alan Hulme
(1907–1989)
Liberal 10 December 1949
9 December 1961
Served as minister under Menzies. Lost seat
  Reginald O'Brien
(1926-1999)
Labor 9 December 1961
30 November 1963
Lost seat
  (Sir) Alan Hulme
(1907–1989)
Liberal 30 November 1963
2 November 1972
Served as minister under Menzies, Holt, McEwen, Gorton and McMahon. Retired
  Marshall Cooke
(1938–)
Liberal 2 December 1972
11 April 1974
Lost preselection and retired
  John Hodges
(1937–)
Liberal 18 May 1974
5 March 1983
Served as minister under Fraser. Lost seat
  Dean Wells
(1949-)
Labor 5 March 1983
1 December 1984
Lost seat. Later elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland seat of Murrumba in 1986
  John Hodges
(1937–)
Liberal 1 December 1984
11 July 1987
Lost seat
  Gary Johns
(1952-)
Labor 11 July 1987
2 March 1996
Served as minister under Keating. Lost seat
  Teresa Gambaro
(1958–)
Liberal 2 March 1996
24 November 2007
Lost seat. Later elected to the Division of Brisbane in 2010
  Yvette D'Ath
(1970-)
Labor 24 November 2007
7 September 2013
Lost seat. Later elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland seat of Redcliffe in 2014
  Luke Howarth
(1972–)
Liberal Nationals 7 September 2013
present
Incumbent

Election results

2019 Australian federal election: Petrie[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Luke Howarth 48,879 48.11 +3.41
Labor Corinne Mulholland 31,348 30.86 −7.52
Greens Jason Kennedy 8,877 8.74 +1.37
One Nation Nikhil Aai Reddy 7,638 7.52 +7.52
United Australia Troy Hopkins 3,361 3.31 +3.31
Conservative National Neville Fowler 1,494 1.47 +1.47
Total formal votes 101,597 96.38 +0.40
Informal votes 3,813 3.62 −0.40
Turnout 105,410 91.30 −0.32
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Luke Howarth 59,331 58.40 +6.75
Labor Corinne Mulholland 42,266 41.60 −6.75
Liberal National hold Swing +6.75

References

  1. The Bellwether Contests: Antony Green ABC
  2. Petrie, QLD, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

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