Council margin – LNP 5.8% vs GRN
Mayoral margin – LNP 8.7%
Peter Matic, since 2016. Previously councillor for Toowong ward 2007-2016.
Inner west of Brisbane. Paddington covers the suburbs of Kelvin Grove, Auchenflower, Milton and Paddington immediately to the west of the Brisbane CBD.
Paddington expanded to the north-east and north-west and lost its southern edge. Paddington lost the remainder of Toowong to Walter Taylor ward, gained Bardon from the Gap and gained Herston from Central. These changes made only a slight change to the margin.
Paddington ward was created in 2016 as a successor to Toowong ward.
The Toowong ward was created in 1994 as a merger of Liberal-held Taringa ward and Labor-held Paddington ward, and was won in 1994 by new Liberal councillor Judy Magub.
Magub was re-elected in 1997, 2000 and 2004, and retired in 2007. In the lead-up to the 2008 election, the Liberal margin in Toowong was cut from 12.7% to 1.8%.
Liberal councillor Peter Matic was appointed to the casual vacancy, and was re-elected in 2008 with a 10% swing.
In 2012, Matic was elected to a second full term with a slim 0.3% swing. He currently serves as Chairman of the Public and Active Transport Committee.
Matic was re-elected to represent the renamed Paddington ward in 2016 with a margin of 6% against the Greens.
Paddington is a marginal ward where Labor and the Greens polled a majority of the primary vote in 2016. Matic could be vulnerable if there is a shift against the LNP across the city, with the Greens probably in a better position to benefit from that swing. This is the Greens best prospect for winning a second ward.
The Greens or Labor could also improve their chances if exhaustion rates dropped. Only 7.4% of Labor voters preferenced the LNP, but almost 39% of Labor voters chose not to mark further preferences.
2016 council result
|Peter Matic||Liberal National||11,326||48.9||-5.0||48.6|
2016 council two-candidate-preferred result
|Peter Matic||Liberal National||11,736||55.8||55.8|
2016 mayoral result
|Graham Quirk||Liberal National||11,845||51.0||-7.3||51.0|
|Karel Boele||People Decide||154||0.7||+0.7||0.7|
2016 mayoral two-party-preferred result
|Graham Quirk||Liberal National||12,366||59.0||-9.3||58.7|
Booths in Paddington have been divided into three parts: north-east, north-west and south.
The LNP’s two-candidate-preferred council majorities ranged from 50.2% in the north-east to 58.1% in the south. The LNP mayoral vote followed the same pattern but was slightly stronger.
The Greens outpolled Labor on primary votes in all three areas, ranging from 26.1% in the north-west to 28.9% in the north-east.
|Voter group||ALP prim council||GRN prim council||LNP 2CP council||LNP 2PP mayoral||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Paddington at the 2016 Brisbane City Council election
Toggle between two-candidate-preferred votes (LNP vs Greens) for council, two-party-preferred votes for lord mayor, and council primary votes for the Greens and Labor.
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