Council margin – ALP 0.4%
Mayoral margin – LNP 21.1%
Kim Flesser, since 1997.
Northern Brisbane. Northgate covers the suburbs of Nudgee, Banyo, Northgate and Wavell Heights.
No significant changes.
Labor’s Kim Flesser has held Northgate since 1997.
Flesser managed 59.5% of the primary vote in 2000, but his margin was cut to 5.9% in 2004.
In 2008, Flesser’s margin was cut even further to 1.6%. In 2012, Flesser managed to keep the anti-Labor swing to a slim 1.2% and hold on with an extremely slim margin.
Sitting Labor councillor Kim Flesser is not running for re-election.
Northgate has been a key marginal seat for at least the last three elections. While it’s hard to see the LNP gaining any further ground on top of their huge victory in 2012, the loss of the sitting councillor should make Labor nervous in Northgate.
2012 council result
|Laurie Bell||Liberal National||10,470||49.6||+4.6|
2012 mayoral result
|Graham Quirk||Liberal National||11,889||56.3||+0.7|
2012 mayoral two-party-preferred result
|Graham Quirk||Liberal National||12,160||61.5||+1.1|
Booths in Northgate have been split into three parts: central, north and west.
The ALP’s council vote ranged from 46.6% in the west to 55.3% in the north.
The LNP won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in the mayoral election, ranging from 55.6% in the north to 65% in the west.
|Voter group||ALP council 2PP||LNP mayoral 2PP||Total votes||% of votes|