Peter Dutton, since 2001.
Dickson covers the north-western suburbs of Brisbane and adjoining rural areas. It covers most of the former Pine Rivers Shire, now included in the Moreton Bay Council. Suburbs include Ferny Hills, Albany Creek, Strathpine, Petrie and Kallangur. Further west it includes areas such as Dayboro, Mount Samson and Samford Village.
Dickson was created for the 1993 election, though it was not filled until a supplementary election a month after the general election following the death of an independent candidate during the campaign. It was won for the ALP by Michael Lavarch, who transferred to the seat from Fisher, which he had represented since 1987, defeating the Liberal candidate, future Queensland state Liberal Party leader Dr Bruce Flegg.
Lavarch served as Attorney-General in the Keating government, but was defeated in the 1996 landslide by Liberal Tony Smith.
Smith lost the Liberal endorsement for the 1998 election and recontested the seat as an Independent. A leakage of preferences from his 9% primary vote presumably assisted the narrow, 176-vote victory by ALP star recruit, former Democrats leader Cheryl Kernot.
Kernot was defeated in 2001 by the Liberals’ Peter Dutton, who has held the seat ever since.
Dutton barely held on to his seat in 2007, but increased his majority in 2010 and 2013. Dutton served as a junior minister in the final years of the Howard government and has served as a senior minister in the Coalition government since 2013.
Dickson has never been particularly safe for Peter Dutton – the seat has swung between a razor-thin margin and something just a little bit safer, which is where the seat is now, but the seat is well within reach if there is a swing to Labor in south-east Queensland.
|Peter Dutton||Liberal National||44,528||45.9||+1.2|
|Carrol Halliwell||One Nation||5,022||5.2||+5.2|
|Steve Austin||United Australia Party||2,176||2.2||+2.2|
|Maureen Brohman||Animal Justice||1,831||1.9||+1.9|
|Richelle Simpson||Conservative National Party||1,044||1.1||+1.1|
2019 two-party-preferred result
|Peter Dutton||Liberal National||52,968||54.6||+3.0|
Booths have been divided into three areas. Most of the population lies on the urban fringe along the eastern edge of the seat. These booths have been split between north-east and south-east. The remaining booths have been grouped as ‘west’.
The LNP won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in the south-east (54.8%) and the west (56.6%), while Labor won 52.4% in the north-east.
|Voter group||GRN prim %||LNP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|