Rachel Nolan, since 2001.
South-East Queensland. Ipswich covers the central suburbs of the city of Ipswich on the southern side of Bundamba creek, specifically the Ipswich central business district, Woodend, Booval, Newtown, Eastern Heights, Raceview, Churchill, Yamanto and parts of Bundamba.
The seat of Ipswich was first created in 1860, and existed continuously until 1960. It was restored at the 1972 election. The seat has been held by the ALP since 1983.
The newly restored seat of Ipswich was first won in 1972 by Llewellyn Edwards. He was appointed to the ministry in 1974. In 1978 he became Deputy Premier and Liberal Party leader, and continued in those roles until his retirement in 1983.
David Hamill won the seat for the ALP in 1983. He served as a minister in the Goss Labor government from 1989 to 1996. Hamill served as Treasurer in the Beattie government’s first term from 1998 to 2001, when he retired.
Rachel Nolan won Ipswich in 2001. She has served as a minister in the Bligh government since 2009.
Sitting Labor MP Rachel Nolan is running for re-election. The LNP is running Ian Berry. Katter’s Australian Party is running Will Keys. Also running is controversial independent and former Greens candidate Patricia Petersen, again running as an independent.
- Robert Jeremy (Independent)
- Patricia Petersen (Independent)
- Tim Stieler (Family First)
- Will Keys (Katter’s Australian Party)
- Ian Berry (Liberal National)
- Veronica White (Greens)
- Rachel Nolan (Labor)
The seat of Ipswich is a safe Labor seat, although you’d have to expect the 16.7% margin to be cut down substantially.
2009 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths in Ipswich have been divided into three areas, in the south, east and west. The ALP vote peaked at over 60% in the south and east, compared to 58.4% in the west.
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