Council margin – LNP 16.6%
Mayoral margin – LNP 17.6%
Fiona King, since 2008.
Northern Brisbane, Marchant covers the mid-northern suburbs of Chermside, Stafford and Gordon Park.
Marchant underwent minor changes, with part of Aspley transferred to McDowall. These changes cut the LNP council margin from 16.9% to 16.6%, and the mayoral margin from 17.9% to 17.6%.
Labor’s Terry Hampson won Marchant in 1994. He was re-elected in 1997 and 2000.
In 2004, Hampson was succeeded by Labor candidate Faith Hopkins, who held the seat with a 3.8% margin, which was cut to 3% in the 2008 redistribution.
At the 2008 election, Liberal candidate Fiona King defeated Hopkins with an 11% swing. King was re-elected in 2012 with a further 8.9% swing.
Marchant is the kind of ward which had been held by Labor before losing control of council in 2008. The LNP has gained a cumulative swing of about 20% over the last two elections. This suggests that there is capacity for the LNP to lose a lot of support, but a 16.6% margin is still very sizeable, and may not be possible to overcome in one campaign.
2012 council result
|Fiona King||Liberal National||13,588||61.8||+7.7||61.4|
2012 council two-party-preferred result
|Fiona King||Liberal National||13,846||66.9||+8.9||66.6|
2012 mayoral result
|Graham Quirk||Liberal National||13,554||61.6||+0.7||61.2|
2012 mayoral two-party-preferred result
|Graham Quirk||Liberal National||13,858||67.9||+1.7||67.6|
Booths in Coorparoo have been split into three parts: central, north and south.
The LNP’s two-party-preferred vote ranged from 68.6% in the north to 64.7% in the south.
The Greens polled between 8% and 9% in the centre and north, and 11.3% in the south.
|Voter group||GRN council primary||LNP council 2PP||Total votes||% of votes|