Doboy – Brisbane 2020

Council margin – ALP 0.3%
Mayoral margin – LNP 4.8%

Incumbent councillor
Lisa Atwood (LNP), since 2019. Lisa Atwood replaced Ryan Murphy as councillor for Doboy in June 2019.

Geography
Eastern Brisbane. Doboy covers suburbs to the east of the Brisbane CBD, including Murarrie, Tingalpa and Carina.

Redistribution
Doboy shifted to the west, taking in territory from Morningside and losing Wakerley to Chandler. These changes flipped the ward from a marginal LNP ward with a 4.3% margin to a very marginal ALP ward with a 0.3% margin.

History

Labor’s John Campbell held Doboy for approximately thirty years from the early 1980s until 2012. Campbell served as opposition leader from 1990 to 1991 and as deputy mayor from 1991 to 1997.

Doboy had become quite marginal in the 2000s, with Campbell’s margin cut to 5% in 2004 and 1% in 2008.

In 2012, a 5.5% swing to the Liberal National Party saw Campbell lose to LNP candidate Ryan Murphy.

Murphy was re-elected despite a tiny swing to Labor in 2016. In 2019, Murphy switched to the neighbouring safe LNP ward of Chandler to replace new lord mayor Adrian Schrinner, and his seat in Doboy was filled by the LNP’s Lisa Atwood.

Candidates

Assessment
Doboy is the most marginal ward in Brisbane. Murphy’s departure and the redistribution should improve Labor’s chances of winning here.

2016 council result

CandidatePartyVotes%SwingRedist
Ryan Murphy Liberal National 11,18049.1-2.844.8
Kerryn Loose Jones Labor 8,85838.9-9.342.8
David Nelson Greens 1,7887.9+7.98.4
Luke QuinnIndependent9504.2+4.24.0
Informal6923.0

2016 council two-party-preferred result

CandidatePartyVotes%SwingRedist
Ryan Murphy Liberal National 11,55954.3-0.349.7
Kerryn Loose Jones Labor 9,73745.7+0.350.3
Exhausted1,4806.5

2016 mayoral result

CandidatePartyVotes%SwingRedist
Graham Quirk Liberal National 12,05752.6-3.049.5
Rod Harding Labor 8,31136.3+1.638.7
Ben Pennings Greens 1,4676.4-1.06.9
Jeffrey HodgesIndependent5692.5+2.52.6
Karel BoelePeople Decide2331.0+1.01.0
Jim EldridgeIndependent1500.7+0.70.7
Jarrod WirthIndependent1420.6+0.60.6
Informal6522.8

2016 mayoral two-party-preferred result

CandidatePartyVotes%SwingRedist
Graham Quirk Liberal National 12,42757.9-2.754.8
Rod Harding Labor 9,04942.1+2.745.2
Exhausted1,4536.3

Booth breakdown

Booths in Doboy have been divided into three parts: east, central and west.

The LNP lost the two-party-preferred vote for council in all three wards, with Labor’s vote ranging from 50.2% in the centre to 51.9% in the east.

The LNP did better on the mayoral vote, with a two-party-preferred vote ranging from 53.5% in the east to 54.3% in the west.

Voter groupLNP council 2PPLNP mayoral 2PPTotal votes% of votes
West48.454.36,59330.2
Central49.853.65,13623.5
East48.153.52,83513.0
Other votes52.357.26,03427.6
Pre-poll47.153.81,2455.7

Election results in Doboy at the 2016 Brisbane City Council election
Toggle between two-party-preferred votes for council and lord mayor.

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