Council margin – LNP 21.8%
Mayoral margin – LNP 21.1%
Amanda Cooper, since 2007.
Outer northern Brisbane. Bracken Ridge covers the suburbs of Bald Hills, Bracken Ridge, Carseldine and Fitzgibbon. Its north-western border follows the Brisbane City Council boundary.
Bracken Ridge remained mostly intact, losing a few small areas on its southern edge to McDowall and Deagon. These changes had a minimal impact on the ward’s margins.
Bracken Ridge has been held by the Liberal Party since at least 1997, when it was won by Carol Cashman.
Cashman was re-elected in 2000 and 2004, the last time with a 19.2% margin.
Cashman resigned in 2007, and Amanda Cooper was appointed to the casual vacancy. Cooper was defending a 14% margin after the redistribution, which was cut slightly to 13.9%.
In 2012, Cooper won re-election with a 7.7% swing.
Bracken Ridge has been a safe Liberal ward for a long time, and Cooper shouldn’t have much trouble winning a third full term.
2012 council result
|Amanda Cooper||Liberal National||14,786||67.0||+7.9||67.3|
2012 council two-party-preferred result
|Amanda Cooper||Liberal National||15,027||71.6||+7.7||71.8|
2012 mayoral result
|Graham Quirk||Liberal National||14,526||65.7||+4.1||65.9|
2012 mayoral two-party-preferred result
|Graham Quirk||Liberal National||14,722||70.8||+5.1||71.1|
Booths in Bracken Ridge have been split into three groups, divided between three main suburbs: Aspley in the south, Bald Hills in the north-west and Bracken Ridge in the north-east.
The LNP’s two-party-preferred margin was lowest in Bald Hills and highest in Aspley.
|Voter group||LNP council 2PP||LNP mayoral 2PP||Total votes||% of votes|