Division of Fadden

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Fadden
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Fadden 2019.png
Division of Fadden in Queensland, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created1977
MPStuart Robert
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeSir Arthur Fadden
Electors114,043 (2019)
Area387 km2 (149.4 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

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

History[edit]

Sir Arthur Fadden, the division's namesake

The division was created in 1977 and is named after Sir Arthur Fadden, Prime Minister of Australia in 1941. When it was created it included a large area south of Brisbane, from the far south of the city to the Gold Coast hinterland, and was a marginal seat that changed hands between the Liberal Party and Australian Labor Party. A 1984 redistribution pushed it further into Brisbane, and it remained a marginal Liberal seat for most of the 1980s. A 1996 redistribution pushed it into the Gold Coast, and since then it has been a comfortably safe Liberal seat.

By 2004, it had moved almost clear of its original boundaries to become an exclusively Gold Coast seat. It now includes most of the northern Gold Coast, including Coomera, Labrador, Ormeau, Pimpama and Runaway Bay.

Members[edit]

Image Member Party Term Notes
  Don Cameron 1968 (cropped).jpg Don Cameron
(1940–)
Liberal 10 December 1977
5 March 1983
Previously held the Division of Griffith. Lost seat. Later elected to the Division of Moreton in 1983
  No image.svg David Beddall
(1948-)
Labor 5 March 1983
1 December 1984
Transferred to the Division of Rankin
  No image.svg David Jull
(1944–2011)
Liberal 1 December 1984
17 October 2007
Previously held the Division of Bowman. Served as minister under Howard. Retired
  Stuart Robert 2015.jpg Stuart Robert
(1970–)
Liberal 24 November 2007
19 July 2010
Served as minister under Turnbull. Incumbent. Currently a minister under Morrison
  Liberal Nationals 19 July 2010 –
present

Election results[edit]

2019 Australian federal election: Fadden[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Stuart Robert 47,359 48.72 −0.67
Labor Luz Stanton 21,882 22.51 −3.48
Greens Scott Turner 8,747 9.00 +1.39
One Nation Darren Eather 8,334 8.57 −3.40
United Australia Mara Krischker 4,968 5.11 +5.11
Liberal Democrats Jake Welch 4,391 4.52 +4.52
Conservative National Allan Barber 1,531 1.57 +1.57
Total formal votes 97,212 95.09 −0.42
Informal votes 5,019 4.91 +0.42
Turnout 102,231 89.63 +1.59
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Stuart Robert 62,387 64.18 +2.94
Labor Luz Stanton 34,825 35.82 −2.94
Liberal National hold Swing +2.94

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fadden, QLD, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

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