Elections > Redcliffe By-election 2005 > Seats
JOHNSON, Peter - GRN
MCDONOUGH, Rodney - IND
MCJANNETT, Robert - IND
MEREDITH, Susan - HAN
ROGERS, Terry - LP WINNER
SHAW, Terry - IND
VAN LITSENBURG, Elisabeth - ALP
Redcliffe was created in 1959. Successive redistributions have seen its western boundary move backwards and forwards. However, it still covers the urban communities of the Redcliffe Peninsula from Clontarf in the south to Scarborough North.
Redcliffe has been held for the ALP by the Speaker of Palriament Ray Hollis since 1989 although it has previously been held by both the National (Country) Party or Liberal Party from 1960 to 1989. Hollis won in 2001 with over two thirds of the two-party preferred vote. However in mid-July this year, he resigned as speaker after an investigation into his expenses by the CMC.
Commentary and Analysis
Following the retirement of Ray Hollis, the seat of Redcliffe is a possible win for the Liberal party, requiring a 7% swing. Liberal candidate Terry Rogers is up against Redcliffe Labor Councillor Lillian Van Litsenburg. Rogers was the Liberal Party's candidate in the last state election, which may give him an advantage. However Rob McJannett, who ran as an independent at the 2004 State election, winning 14% of the primary vote, is running as an independent candidate with one aim being to stop the Liberal party from winning the seat.
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