Bonney – QLD 2017

LNP 2.2%

Incumbent MP
Bonney is a new seat.

Geography
Gold Coast. Bonney covers the suburbs of Arundel, Labrador and Biggera Waters.

Redistribution
Bonney is a new seat, created out of parts of Southport, Broadwater, Coomera and Gaven. A majority of the seat’s population was previously contained in Southport, with the remainder coming from Broadwater. A small unpopulated error at the western end of the seat was previously contained in Coomera and Gaven.

History
The population of Bonney was previously contained in Broadwater and Southport.

Broadwater was created in 1992. The seat was held by the Nationals’ Allan Grice. Grice was defeated by Labor’s Peta-Kaye Croft in 2001. Croft was defeated by LNP candidate Verity Barton in 2012, and Barton was re-elected in 2015.

Southport was created in 1977. The seat was won by the Liberal Party’s Peter White, in 1977, and he was succeeded in 1980 by the National Party’s Doug Jennings. Jennings was succeeded by fellow Nationals MP Mick Veivers.

Labor’s Peter Lawlor defeated Veivers in 2001. He held the seat until 2012, when he lost to the LNP’s Rob Molhoek, who was re-elected in 2015.

Candidates

Assessment
On paper, Bonney is a marginal LNP seat.

2015 election result

Party%
Liberal National 44.5
Labor 34.9
Greens 8.7
Palmer United Party7.5
Independents1.7
Family First1.4
One Nation1.3

2015 two-party-preferred result

Party%
Liberal National 52.2
Labor 47.8

Booth breakdown

Booths in Bonney have been split into east and west.

The LNP won 53% of the two-party-preferred vote in the west, while Labor polled 56.3% in the east. The LNP easily won the special votes, with 58%.

Voter groupLNP 2PP %Total votes% of votes
West53.17,46928.5
East43.77,32027.9
Other votes58.111,44243.6

Two-party-preferred in Bonney at the 2015 QLD state election

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