Jim Chalmers, since 2013.
Rankin covers suburbs in both the City of Brisbane and the City of Logan in the southern parts of the greater Brisbane region. Suburbs include Algester, Calamvale, Hillcrest, Regents Park, Heritage Park, Crestmead, Kingston, Chatswood Hills and Springwood.
The seat of Rankin was created in 1984 as part of the expansion of the House of Representatives. It has always been held by the Labor Party. It originally covered Beaudesert and the Gold Coast hinterland but it has gradually moved into safer areas closer to Brisbane.
The seat was first won in 1984 by Labor MP David Beddall. Beddall had won the marginal seat of Fadden off the Liberal Party in 1983 before moving to Rankin. Beddall joined the Hawke ministry after the 1990 election and joined the Labor cabinet after the 1993 election, serving as a cabinet minister until the defeat of the Keating government in 1996. He retired from Rankin in 1998.
Rankin was won in 1998 by Labor candidate Craig Emerson. Emerson held Rankin for the next fifteen years. Emerson joined the Labor shadow ministry following the 2001 election, and served as a minister from 2007 to 2013.
Emerson retired at the 2013 election, and Labor candidate Jim Chalmers retained the seat.
Rankin is a safe Labor seat.
|Freya Ostapovitch||Liberal National||24,455||28.6||-7.7|
|Christopher Lawrie||Family First||5,011||5.9||+2.9|
|Ric Davies||Liberal Democrats||3,513||4.1||+4.1|
|Shane Holley||Katter’s Australian Party||2,874||3.4||+1.3|
|Jeffrey Dale Hodges||Consumer Rights & No-Tolls||2,050||2.4||+2.4|
2016 two-party-preferred result
|Freya Ostapovitch||Liberal National||33,061||38.7||-6.5|
Polling places have been split into four geographic areas. Booths in the City of Brisbane have been grouped as “west”. Booths in the City of Logan have been split into South, East and North-East.
The ALP won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all four areas, ranging from 54.1% in the north-east to 70.9% in the south.
|Voter group||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Two-party-preferred votes in Rankin at the 2016 federal election
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