Council margin – LNP 15.9% vs GRN
Mayoral margin – LNP 17.0%
James Mackay, since 2019. James Mackay replaced Julian Simmonds as councillor for Walter Taylor in April 2019.
Western Brisbane. Walter Taylor covers suburbs on the northern shore of the Brisbane River to the west of the Brisbane city centre, including Indooroopilly, Toowong, St Lucia, Fig Tree Pocket and Taringa.
Walter Taylor lost part of Chapel Hill to Pullenvale and gained the remainder of Toowong from Paddington. These changes cut the LNP margin from 16.5% to 15.9%.
Walter Taylor ward is a traditional safe Liberal ward, and was won in 2000 by Liberal candidate Jane Prentice.
Prentice was re-elected in 2004 and 2008, building her margin up to 18.9% in 2004 and 21% in 2008.
In 2010, Prentice resigned to run for the federal seat of Ryan, which she won. She has since been re-elected in 2013 and now serves as an Assistant Minister in the Turnbull government.
The 2010 by-election was won by LNP candidate Julian Simmonds. In 2012, he was re-elected with a 21.9% margin over the Greens, who outpolled Labor. Simmonds challenged Jane Prentice for the federal seat of Ryan prior to the 2019 federal election, and thus resigned from Walter Taylor to run successfully at the federal election.
Simmonds was succeeded in Walter Taylor in 2019 by James Mackay, appointed by the LNP to the casual vacancy.
- James Mackay (Liberal National)
- Karthika Raghwan (Labor)
- Matt Antoniolli (Independent)
- Michaela Sargent (Greens)
Walter Taylor is a safe LNP ward, and is unlikely to be a top target for the Greens who have a much better chance in neighbouring Paddington, but the replacement of the sitting member might make the LNP a bit vulnerable.
2016 council result
|Julian Simmonds||Liberal National||14,190||60.5||-2.9||59.7|
2016 council two-candidate-preferred result
|Julian Simmonds||Liberal National||14,574||66.5||-5.4||65.9|
2016 mayoral result
|Graham Quirk||Liberal National||14,173||60.0||-6.1||59.3|
|Karel Boele||People Decide||143||0.6||+0.6||0.6|
2016 mayoral two-party-preferred result
|Graham Quirk||Liberal National||14,705||67.6||-8.2||67.0|
Booths in Walter Taylor have been divided into three parts: central, east and west.
The LNP won a sizeable majority of the two-candidate-preferred vote against the Greens in all three areas, ranging from 61.6% in the east to 73.9% in the west. A similar pattern is seen in the mayoral two-party-preferred vote (against Labor).
Labor came third with a vote ranging from 15% in the west to 19% in the east.
|Voter group||ALP prim council||LNP 2CP council||LNP 2PP mayoral||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Walter Taylor 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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