Andrew Leigh, since 2016. Previously member for Fraser 2010-2016.
Fenner covers the northern suburbs of Canberra. Fenner covers the entirety of Gungahlin, and the Belconnen suburbs of Belconnen, Dunlop, Evatt, Flynn, Fraser, Higgins, Holt, Macgregor, Macnamara, Page, Scullin, Spence and Strathnairn. Fenner also covers the Jervis Bay Territory.
Fraser was created in 1974 when the ACT gained a second seat, and the existing electorate was divided into Fraser and Canberra. The ACT gained a third electorate, Namadgi, at the 1996 election
Fraser was held by John Langmore from 1984 to 1996. Langmore resigned in late 1996 and was replaced by Steve Dargavel at a 1997 by-election.
Dargavel’s parliamentary career was short-lived, with Namadgi being abolished at the 1998 election. Dargavel was defeated for preselection by Bob McMullan, then member for the neighbouring seat of Canberra.
Bob McMullan served four terms in Fraser in addition to his one term in Canberra, and retired in 2010.
The seat was won in 2010 by ANU economics professor Andrew Leigh, running for thext Labor Party. Leigh has been re-elected three times. The seat was renamed ‘Fenner’ in 2016.
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2019 two-party-preferred result
Polling places in Fenner have been divided into three areas: Belconnen North, Belconnen South and Gungahlin.
The Labor two-party-preferred vote ranged from 59.5% in Gungahlin to 68.7% in Belconnen South.
The Greens vote ranged from 14.4% in Gungahlin to 18.6% in Belconnen South.
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