Andrew Leigh, since 2016. Previously member for Fraser 2010-2016.
Fenner covers the northern suburbs of Canberra. Fenner covers the entirety of Gungahlin, and the Belconnen suburbs of Belconnen, Dunlop, Evatt, Flynn, Fraser, Higgins, Holt, Macgregor, Macnamara, Page, Scullin, Spence and Strathnairn. Fenner also covers the Jervis Bay Territory.
Fenner previously covered most suburbs north of Lake Burley Griffin but retracted into the northern end of Canberra due to the creation of a third ACT electorate. Fenner lost the remainder of the inner north (including Ainslie, O’Connor, Dickson, Downer, Hackett, Watson and Lyneham) as well as the Belconnen suburbs of Aranda, Bruce, Cook, Hawker, Kaleen, Lawson, Macquarie and Weetangera to the new seat of Canberra. These changes reduced the Labor margin from 13.9% to 11.8%.
The Australian Capital Territory first elected an MP from 1949 onwards, although this MP was only given full voting rights in 1968.
Fraser was created in 1974 when the ACT gained a second seat, and the existing electorate was divided into Fraser and Canberra. The ACT gained a third electorate, Namadgi, at the 1996 election
Fraser was held by John Langmore from 1984 to 1996. Langmore resigned in late 1996 and was replaced by Steve Dargavel at a 1997 by-election.
Dargavel’s parliamentary career was short-lived, with Namadgi being abolished at the 1998 election. Dargavel was defeated for preselection by Bob McMullan, then member for the neighbouring seat of Canberra.
Bob McMullan served four terms in Fraser in addition to his one term in Canberra, and retired in 2010.
The seat was won in 2010 by ANU economics professor Andrew Leigh, running for the Labor Party. Leigh was re-elected in 2013 and 2016. The seat was renamed ‘Fenner’ in 2016.
Fenner is a safe Labor seat.
|Andrew Keith Leigh||Labor||56,796||45.8||+1.0||46.0|
|Tim Bohm||Bullet Train For Australia||4,660||3.8||-0.2||3.7|
2016 two-party-preferred result
|Andrew Keith Leigh||Labor||79,242||63.9||+1.4||61.8|
Polling places in Fenner have been divided into three areas: Belconnen North, Belconnen South and Gungahlin.
The Labor two-party-preferred vote ranged from 57.8% in Gungahlin to 67.3% in Belconnen South.
The Greens vote ranged from 10.9% in Gungahlin to 14.5% in Belconnen South.
|Voter group||GRN prim %||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Fenner at the 2016 federal election
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