Council margin – LNP 18.0% vs GRN
Mayoral margin – LNP 21.0%
Kate Richards, since 2016.
North-western Brisbane. Pullenvale covers a large part of the Brisbane City Council area with little to no population, but most of its population lies in suburbs on north side of the Brisbane River to the west of the city centre, including Kenmore, Bellbowrie and Moggill.
There were some changes to Pullenvale’s northern boundary with the Gap, but the main population shift was on the eastern edge of the ward, where Pullenvale gained part of Chapel Hill from Walter Taylor. This change made very little impact on the margin.
Pullenvale has been a safe Liberal ward for a long time.
Margaret de Wit held this ward from 1997 to 2016. De Wit won with a 17.4% margin in 2000, 29% in 2004, 30.6% in 2008 and 31.2% in 2012 (the last time against the Greens).
de Wit rose to the position of chairman of the council, which she held until she announced her council retirement in 2015.
The LNP’s Kate Richards won Pullenvale in 2016, with an 18% margin. She suffered a 13% swing after preferences, but ultimately held on with one of the safest margins in the city.
Sitting LNP councillor Kate Richards has been disendorsed. It is not clear whether she might run as an independent.
- Charles Druckmann (Greens)
Pullenvale is normally a very safe LNP ward. If Richards were to run as an independent that might change things.
2016 council result
|Kate Richards||Liberal National||15,366||60.5||-14.4||60.5|
2016 council two-candidate-preferred result
|Kate Richards||Liberal National||15,794||68.1||-13.0||68.0|
2016 mayoral result
|Graham Quirk||Liberal National||16,207||63.5||-10.6||63.4|
|Karel Boele||People Decide||199||0.8||+0.8||0.8|
2016 mayoral two-party-preferred result
|Graham Quirk||Liberal National||16,751||71.2||-11.2||71.0|
Booths in Pullenvale have been divided into three parts: east, north-west and south-west.
The LNP’s two-candidate-preferred margin varied from 65% in the south-west to 73% in the north-west. They did even better on the mayoral ballot, but with a similar pattern.
The ALP came third, with a primary vote ranging from 13% in the north-west to 20% in the south-west.
|Voter group||ALP prim council||LNP 2CP council||LNP 2PP mayoral||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Pullenvale at the 2016 Brisbane City Council election
Toggle between two-candidate-preferred votes (LNP vs Greens) for council, two-party-preferred votes for lord mayor, and council primary votes for Labor.
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