Carl Judge, since 2012.
Southern Brisbane. Yeerongpilly covers the suburbs of Yeronga, Annerley, Fairfield, Tarragindi, Moorooka, Salisbury, Yeerongpilly and parts of Macgregor.
The seat of Yeerongpilly has existed since 2001, and existed under the name of Yeronga from 1950 to 2001. The seat was held by the Liberal Party until 1989 and has been held by the ALP ever since.
Winston Noble served as the first member for Yeronga, holding it from 1950 to 1964. He was succeeded by Norman Lee, who held the seat until 1989.
In 1989 the seat was won by Labor candidate Matt Foley in the Labor landslide that saw the Goss government take power. Foley became a minister in the Beattie government following the 1998 election. In 2001 he was re-elected in the renamed seat of Yeerongpilly, holding it until his retirement in 2004.
Simon Finn won the seat of Yeerongpilly in 2004, also for the Labor Party. He was re-elected in 2006 and 2009, and served as Minister for Government Services, Building Industry and Information and Communication Technology from 2011 to 2012.
In 2012, Finn was defeated by LNP candidate Carl Judge.
Judge quickly fell out with this LNP colleagues, and was expelled from the party in November 2012. Judge sat as an independent until 2013, when he joined the Palmer United Party.
In 2014, there were plans for Judge to run for the Palmer United Party in Kawana, held by Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie. After briefly serving as PUP state leader, Judge resigned from the party and announced that he would run for re-election in Yeerongpilly.
- Leila Abukar (Liberal National)
- Georgina Walton (Palmer United)
- Carl Judge (Independent)
- Mark Bailey (Labor)
- Gillian Marshall-Pierce (Greens)
Yeerongpilly on paper is a very marginal LNP seat. Prior to the 2012 election, the seat was considered to be a reasonably safe Labor seat. It seems very unlikely that Judge can resist a general pro-Labor swing without the support of the Liberal National Party, so Labor is the clear favourite to win Yeerongpilly.
2012 election result
|Carl Judge||Liberal National||12,356||43.22||+8.04|
|Kathleen Hewlett||Katter’s Australian||1,312||4.59||+4.59|
|Alexandra Todd||Family First||480||1.68||+1.68|
2012 two-party-preferred result
|Carl Judge||Liberal National||13,516||51.44||+10.17|
Booths in Yeerongpilly have been split into three parts: central, north and south.
The LNP topped the primary vote in all three areas, with a vote ranging from 38.5% in the south to 47% in the centre.
Labor came second, with a vote ranging from 33.3% in the centre to 38.3% in the south.
The Greens came third, with a vote ranging from 15% in the centre to 17.7% in the north.
On a two-party-preferred basis, the LNP won 51.8% in the north and 54.2% in the centre, and the ALP polled 53% in the south.
The Electoral Commission does not publish two-party-preferred figures by polling place, so two-party-preferred figures in the following table and map are estimates.
|Voter group||LNP prim %||ALP prim %||GRN prim %||LNP 2PP %||Total||% of votes|