ALP 10.9% vs ON
Jennifer Howard, since 2015.
South-East Queensland. Ipswich covers the central suburbs of the city of Ipswich on the southern side of Bundamba creek, specifically the Ipswich central business district, Woodend, Booval, Newtown, Eastern Heights, Raceview, Churchill, Yamanto and parts of Bundamba.
The seat of Ipswich was first created in 1860, and existed continuously until 1960. It was restored at the 1972 election. The seat has been won by the ALP at all but one election since 1983.
The newly restored seat of Ipswich was first won in 1972 by Llewellyn Edwards. He was appointed to the ministry in 1974. In 1978 he became Deputy Premier and Liberal Party leader, and continued in those roles until his retirement in 1983.
David Hamill won the seat for the ALP in 1983. He served as a minister in the Goss Labor government from 1989 to 1996. Hamill served as Treasurer in the Beattie government’s first term from 1998 to 2001, when he retired.
Rachel Nolan won Ipswich in 2001. She held Ipswich for four terms, and served as a minister in the Bligh government from 2009 to 2012, covering portfolios such as Finance, Transport and Arts.
In 2012, Nolan was defeated by LNP candidate Ian Berry. Berry served one term, losing in 2015 to Labor candidate Jennifer Howard. Howard was re-elected in 2017.
Ipswich is a safe Labor seat.
|Malcolm Roberts||One Nation||7,106||26.6||+25.8|
|Andrew Caswell||Liberal National||3,712||13.9||-14.4|
2017 two-candidate-preferred result
|Malcolm Roberts||One Nation||10,447||39.1||+39.1|
Booths in Ipswich have been divided into three areas: north-east, north-west and south.
Labor won a majority of the two-candidate-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 57.7% in the south to 66.6% in the north-west.
The LNP came third, with a primary vote ranging from 11.5% in the north-east to 14% in the south.
|Voter group||LNP prim||ALP 2CP||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Ipswich at the 2017 QLD state election
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