Cause of by-election
Sitting Liberal National MP Stuart Robert announced his retirement in May 2023.
Margin – LNP 10.6%
Fadden was created for the 1977 election as a seat straddling the southern fringe of Brisbane and the northern Gold Coast as a marginal Liberal seat. It has been won by the Liberal Party or the LNP at every election bar one, and became much safer through the 1990s as it contracted into the Gold Coast.
Fadden was first won in 1977 by Liberal MP Donald Cameron. Cameron had previously won the marginal seat of Griffith in 1966, and held it until Fadden’s creation in 1977. Cameron held Fadden for two terms, losing it in 1983 to Labor candidate David Beddall. Cameron won the neighbouring seat of Moreton at a by-election eight months later and held it until his defeat in 1990.
Beddall moved to the new seat of Rankin in 1984, which he held until his retirement in 1998. Fadden returned to the Liberal Party, electing David Jull, who had previously held Bowman from 1975 to 1983. Jull was appointed to John Howard’s first ministry in 1996, but was forced to resign as a minister in 1997 due to his failure to prevent travel rorts by other MPs. He remained on the backbenches for the remainder of the Howard government, and retired in 2007.
The seat of Fadden was won in 2007 by Liberal candidate Stuart Robert, who has held the seat ever since.
- Letitia Del Fabbro (Labor)
- Scott Turner (Greens)
- Chris Simpson (Democrats)
- Sandy Roach (One Nation)
- Marnie Laree Davis (Indigenous – Aboriginal Party)
- Suzette Luyken (Legalise Cannabis)
- Quentin Bye (Sustainable Australia)
- Kevin Young (Independent)
- Belinda Jones (Independent)
- Stewart Brooker (Independent)
- Jan Pukallus (Citizens Party)
- Cameron Caldwell (Liberal National)
- James Tayler (Federation Party)
|Stuart Robert||Liberal National||47,190||44.6||-4.1|
|Letitia Del Fabbro||Labor||23,638||22.3||-0.2|
|Sandy Roach||One Nation||9,177||8.7||+0.1|
|Nathan O’Brien||United Australia||7,014||6.6||+1.5|
|Alex Forbes||Liberal Democrats||2,992||2.8||-1.7|
2022 two-party-preferred result
|Stuart Robert||Liberal National||64,126||60.6||-3.6|
|Letitia Del Fabbro||Labor||41,645||39.4||+3.6|
Booths have been divided into four areas: central, north, south and west.
The LNP won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all four areas, ranging from 52.6% in the south to 62.9% in the centre.
The Greens came third, with a primary vote ranging from 10.7% in the centre to 15% in the south.
One Nation came fourth, with a vote ranging from 8.2% in the south to almost 12% in the north and west.
|Voter group||GRN prim %||ON prim %||LNP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|