Di Farmer, since 2015. Previously Member for Bulimba 2009-2012.
Eastern Brisbane. Bulimba covers Brisbane suburbs on the southern side of the Brisbane river, including Bulimba, Hawthorne, Balmoral, Morningside, Cannon Hill, Murarrie and parts of Carina and Camp Hill.
The seat of Bulimba has existed continuously since 1873. The seat has been held by Labor MPs continuously since the 1930s, except for one term from 2012 to 2015.
Pat Purcell won the seat at the 1992 election. He was appointed as Minister for Public Works, Housing and Racing in 2005. He resigned from the ministry in 2007. He retired at the 2009 election.
Former public servant Di Farmer was elected as the Labor Member for Bulimba at the 2009 state election.
In 2012, Farmer was narrowly defeated by LNP candidate Aaron Dillaway, by a 75-vote margin after a 7.9% swing.
Farmer struck back in 2015, winning back her seat with a 6.3% swing. She was re-elected in 2017 with a further swing of 4.7%.
- Finn Armstrong-Schmakeit (Independent)
- Anthony Bishop (Liberal National)
- Di Farmer (Labor)
- Rolf Kuelsen (Greens)
Bulimba is a safe Labor seat.
|Fiona Ward||Liberal National||11,080||34.5||-7.3|
|Bernadette Le Goullon||Independent||642||2.0||+2.0|
2017 two-party-preferred result
|Fiona Ward||Liberal National||12,583||39.2||-4.7|
Booths in Bulimba have been divided into three areas: north-west, south-east and south-west.
Labor won a two-party-preferred majority in all three areas, ranging from 58.3% in the north-west to 65.8% in the south-east.
The Greens came third, with a primary vote ranging from 11% in the north-west to 15.6% in the south-west.
|Voter group||GRN prim||ALP 2PP||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Bulimba at the 2017 QLD state election
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