Division of Griffith


Division of Griffith
Griffith
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Griffith 2010.png
Division of Griffith (green) within Queensland
Created: 1934
MP: Kevin Rudd
Party: Labor
Namesake: Samuel Griffith
Area: 60 km² (23 sq mi)
Demographic: Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Griffith is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1934, when the old seat of Oxley was abolished, and is named for Sir Samuel Griffith, 9th Premier of Queensland and principal author of the Australian Constitution. It has been represented since 1998 by Kevin Rudd, who served as Prime Minister of Australia from 2007 until 2010.

Contents

Boundaries

Griffith is located in the inner southern suburbs of Brisbane, including Balmoral, Bulimba, Camp Hill, Carina Heights, Coorparoo, Dutton Park, East Brisbane, Greenslopes, Highgate Hill, Hawthorne, Kangaroo Point, Morningside, Norman Park, Seven Hills, South Brisbane, and Woolloongabba, and parts of Annerley, Cannon Hill, Carina, Holland Park, Holland Park West, Mount Gravatt East, Murarrie, Tarragindi, and West End.

Members

Member Party Term
  Francis Baker Labor 1934–1939
  William Conelan Labor 1939–1949
  Douglas Berry Liberal 1949–1954
  Wilfred Coutts Labor 1954–1958
  Arthur Chresby Liberal 1958–1961
  Wilfred Coutts Labor 1961–1966
  Donald Cameron Liberal 1966–1977
  Ben Humphreys Labor 1977–1996
  Graeme McDougall Liberal 1996–1998
  Kevin Rudd Labor 1998–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2010: Griffith
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Kevin Rudd 35,445 44.08 -9.01
Liberal National Rebecca Docherty 28,784 35.80 +1.82
Greens Emma-Kate Rose 12,378 15.39 +7.54
Liberal Democrats Gregory Romans 1,866 2.32 +2.10
Family First Jesse Webb 1,163 1.45 +0.66
Hamish Chitts 601 0.75 +0.75
CEC Jan Pukallus 175 0.22 +0.22
Total formal votes 80,412 95.11 -2.01
Informal votes 4,137 4.89 +2.01
Turnout 84,549 91.32 -2.30
Two-candidate preferred result
Labor Kevin Rudd 47,007 58.46 -3.86
Liberal National Rebecca Docherty 33,405 41.54 +3.86
Labor hold Swing -3.86

References

Coordinates: 27°29′10″S 153°03′43″E / 27.486°S 153.062°E / -27.486; 153.062


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