Aspley – QLD 2017

LNP 3.2%

Incumbent MP
Tracy Davis, since 2009.

South-East Queensland. Aspley covers the northern Brisbane suburbs of Bridgeman Downs, Carseldine, Aspley and parts of Bald Hills, McDowall and Chermside West.

Aspley gained parts of Geebung and Zillmere from Nudgee and lost a small area in the seat’s north-east to Sandgate. These changes cut the LNP margin from 5.2% to 3.2%.

The seat of Aspley has existed since 1960. For most of that period the seat was contested between the Liberal Party and the National Party, apart from the period from 2001 to 2009 when it was held by the ALP.

Fred Campbell held the seat for the Liberal Party from 1960 to 1980. He was succeeded in 1980 by Beryce Nelson, who won the seat for the Liberal Party.

In 1983, Nelson lost to the National Party’s candidate, former newsreader Brian Cahill.

After losing the seat, Nelson switched to the National Party, and was elected again as Member for Aspley in 1986. In 1989, Nelson was again defeated, losing to the Liberal Party’s John Goss.

Goss helped the seat throughout the 1990s, twice serving as a shadow minister in National-Liberal coalitions.

In 2001, Goss was defeated by the ALP’s Bonny Barry. Barry won successive terms in 2004 and 2006, and in 2009 was defeated by the Liberal National Party’s Tracy Davis.

Davis was re-elected in 2012 and 2015, and she has served on the LNP’s frontbench since 2010.


Aspley is a marginal LNP seat.

2015 election result

Tracy Davis Liberal National 14,86852.4-13.049.3
Gayle Dallaston Labor 10,83538.2+14.740.0
Noel Clothier Greens 2,6639.4+2.09.5
Palmer United Party0.7

2015 two-party-preferred result

Tracy Davis Liberal National 15,27655.2-16.653.2
Gayle Dallaston Labor 12,41244.8+16.646.8

Booth breakdown

Booths in Aspley have been divided into three areas: north, south-east and south-west.


The LNP won over 60% of the two-party-preferred vote in the south-west, while losing to labor in the north and the south-east.

The Greens primary vote ranged from 9% in the south-west to 11% in the north.

Voter groupGRN prim %LNP 2PP %Total votes% of votes
Other votes8.855.212,11241.2

Election results in Aspley at the 2015 QLD state election
Click on the ‘visible layers’ box to toggle between two-party-preferred votes and Greens primary votes.

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