Mark Furner, since 2015.
South-East Queensland. Ferny Grove covers northern parts of the City of Brisbane and southern parts of Moreton Bay LGA, on the northwestern fringe of Brisbane. The seat covers the suburbs of Ferny Grove, Ferny Hills, Arana Hills, Enoggera, Upper Kedron and parts of Keperra, Gaythorne and Alderley.
Ferny Grove has existed since 1992, and has been won by Labor at every election except 2012.
It was first won in 1992 by Glen Milliner, who had held the neighbouring seat of Everton since 1977. He became a minister in the Goss government in 1989. He continued to serve as a minister until the government lost power in 1996, and he retired from Parliament in 1998.
Ferny Grove was won in 1998 by Geoff Wilson. Wilson held Ferny Grove for five terms, and served as a minister from 2004 to 2012.
In 2012, Wilson was defeated by LNP candidate Dale Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth held the seat for one term, losing in 2015 to Labor’s Mark Furner. Furner was re-elected in 2017.
Ferny Grove is a marginal seat, and it could be in play in 2020.
|Nick Elston||Liberal National||12,446||40.1||-0.9|
2017 two-party-preferred result
|Nick Elston||Liberal National||14,093||45.4||+0.7|
Booths in Ferny Grove have been divided into three areas: central, east and west.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, with around 55-56% in each area.
The Greens came third, with a primary vote ranging from 15% in the west to 20% in the east.
|Voter group||GRN prim||ALP 2PP||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Ferny Grove at the 2017 QLD state election
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