Council margin – IND 25.0% vs ALP
Mayoral margin – LNP 8.1%
Nicole Johnston, since 2008.
South-western Brisbane. Tennyson covers suburbs on the south side of the Brisbane River to the south-west of the city centre, including Fairfield, Oxley, Yeronga, Yeerongpilly, Chelmer, Graceville, Sherwood and Corinda.
Tennyson lost an area around Clifton Hill to Moorooka and gained an area around Oxley from Moorooka. These changes reduced Johnston’s margin from 26.3% to 25%, although margins are difficult to calculate when a seat is held by an independent.
Tennyson was created in 2008 when the Labor-held Dutton Park ward was split between Tennyson and The Gabba. Tennyson was a notional Liberal ward with a 2.6% margin, and the sitting Labor councillor chose to contest The Gabba.
Tennyson was won by Liberal candidate Nicole Johnston with a 10.7% swing, giving her a 13.3% margin.
Nicole Johnston fell out with her Liberal National colleagues, leaving the party in 2010. She was re-elected as an independent in 2012 – the first independent to win a seat on Brisbane City Council in over sixty years. Johnston significantly increased her majority in 2016, increasing her two-candidate-preferred vote from 57% to 76%.
Nicole Johnston appears to be very safe in Tennyson.
2016 council result
|Ashley Higgins||Liberal National||3,794||16.7||-20.3||18.6|
2016 council two-candidate-preferred result
2016 mayoral result
|Graham Quirk||Liberal National||11,539||50.7||-8.4||51.3|
|Karel Boele||People Decide||185||0.8||+0.8||0.8|
2016 mayoral two-party-preferred result
|Graham Quirk||Liberal National||11,965||57.7||-10.7||58.1|
Booths in Tennyson have been divided into three parts: north-east, north-west and south-west.
The two-candidate-preferred vote for independent Nicole Johnston varied from 57% in the south-west to 83% in the north-west. This is a relic of the redistribution: approximately 1500 votes were added in the south-west while no voters were added in either of the other areas. The two-candidate-preferred vote for Johnston in those parts of the south-west which were previously in Tennyson was 79.6%.
The Greens came third, with a primary vote ranging from 10% in the north-west to 15% in the north-east.
|Voter group||GRN prim council||IND 2CP council||LNP 2PP mayoral||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Tennyson at the 2016 Brisbane City Council election
Toggle between two-candidate-preferred votes (Independent vs Labor) for council, two-party-preferred votes for lord mayor, and council primary votes for the Greens.
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