IND 6.1% vs ALP
Liz Cunningham, since 1995.
Central Queensland. Gladstone covers the Gladstone urban area and surrounding rural areas in the Gladstone local government area.
The seat of Gladstone has existed since the 1992 election. The seat was held by the ALP for one term but has been held by an independent since 1995.
Neil Bennett won Gladstone for the ALP in 1992. Bennett defeated independent candidate Liz Cunningham, who ran in opposition to the downgrading of Gladstone Hospital.
Cunningham won on a second attempt in 1995. She supported a minority Coalition government from 1996 to 1998. She lost the balance of power when a second hung parliament was elected in 1998.
Cunningham has been re-elected in 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2009.
- Glenn Butcher (Labor)
- Liz Cunningham (Independent)
- Russell Schroter (Liberal National)
- Anthony Beezley (Katter’s Australian Party)
- Andrew Blake (Greens)
If Cunningham is running for re-election she should be able to retain her seat, however that is not known.
2009 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths in Gladstone have been divided into three areas. Booths in the Gladstone urban area have been grouped together, with rural booths divided into south and west.
Cunningham won a majority in all three area, varying from 68% in the west to 50.4% in Gladstone itself. The ALP’s vote varied from just under 30% in the west to 46.9% in Gladstone.
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