Morningside – Brisbane 2016

Council margin – ALP 6.0%
Mayoral margin – LNP 10.7%

Incumbent councillor
Shayne Sutton, since 2004.

Geography
Eastern Brisbane. Morningside covers the suburbs of Balmoral, Bulimba, Camp Hills, Cannon Hill and Norman Park, all suburbs south of the Brisbane river to the east of the city centre.

Map of Morningside's 2012 and 2016 boundaries. 2012 boundaries marked as red lines, 2016 boundaries marked as white area. Click to enlarge.
Map of Morningside’s 2012 and 2016 boundaries. 2012 boundaries marked as red lines, 2016 boundaries marked as white area. Click to enlarge.

Redistribution
Minor changes to Morningside’s eastern boundary with Doboy.

History
Labor’s Sharon Humphreys held Morningside from 1994 to 2004.

Shayne Sutton won Morningside in 2004 despite a 23% swing away from Labor on primary votes. She held the seat with a 4.2% margin.

Sutton increased her margin to 11.6% in 2008, but this was cut to 6% in 2012. Sutton served as leader of the opposition on the council from 2008 to 2012.

Candidates

Assessment
Morningside should be safely retained by Labor.

2012 council result

CandidatePartyVotes%SwingRedist
Shayne Sutton Labor 11,65856.0+0.656.0
Bradley Dean Liberal National 9,16544.0+8.644.0
Informal3681.7

2012 mayoral result

CandidatePartyVotes%SwingRedist
Graham Quirk Liberal National 11,55855.5+0.655.5
Ray Smith Labor 6,79132.6-0.632.6
Andrew Bartlett Greens 2,14310.3+0.710.3
Rory KillenIndependent1940.9+0.90.9
Chris CarsonIndependent1410.7+0.70.7
Informal3611.7

2012 mayoral two-party-preferred result

CandidatePartyVotes%SwingRedist
Graham Quirk Liberal National 11,79060.7-0.460.7
Ray Smith Labor 7,64039.3+0.439.3
Exhausted1,397
Polling places in Morningside at the 2012 Brisbane City Council election. Central in green, North in orange, South in blue. Click to enlarge.
Polling places in Morningside at the 2012 Brisbane City Council election. Central in green, North in orange, South in blue. Click to enlarge.

Booth breakdown
Booths in Morningside have been split into three parts: central, north and south.

The ALP’s vote was strongest in the centre – with 60.5% of the council 2PP and 43.6% of the mayoral 2PP.

The LNP’s vote was higher in the north and south, with around 45-46% of the council 2PP and 63-64% of the mayoral 2PP.

Voter groupALP council 2PPLNP mayoral 2PPTotal votes% of votes
Central60.556.45,54926.6
South54.763.45,33625.6
North54.063.63,97719.1
Other votes54.260.35,96528.6
Two-party-preferred votes for mayor in Morningside at the 2012 Brisbane City Council election.
Two-party-preferred votes for mayor in Morningside at the 2012 Brisbane City Council election.
Two-party-preferred votes for councillor in Morningside at the 2012 Brisbane City Council election.
Two-party-preferred votes for councillor in Morningside at the 2012 Brisbane City Council election.
Greens primary votes for mayor in Morningside at the 2012 Brisbane City Council election.
Greens primary votes for mayor in Morningside at the 2012 Brisbane City Council election.

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