Bart Mellish, since 2017.
South-East Queensland. Aspley covers the northern Brisbane suburbs of Bridgeman Downs, Carseldine, Aspley and parts of Bald Hills, McDowall and Chermside West.
The seat of Aspley has existed since 1960. For most of that period the seat was contested between the Liberal Party and the National Party, although Labor has won the seat at a number of elections over the last two decades.
Fred Campbell held the seat for the Liberal Party from 1960 to 1980. He was succeeded in 1980 by Beryce Nelson, who won the seat for the Liberal Party.
In 1983, Nelson lost to the National Party’s candidate, former newsreader Brian Cahill.
After losing the seat, Nelson switched to the National Party, and was elected again as Member for Aspley in 1986. In 1989, Nelson was again defeated, losing to the Liberal Party’s John Goss.
Goss helped the seat throughout the 1990s, twice serving as a shadow minister in National-Liberal coalitions.
In 2001, Goss was defeated by the ALP’s Bonny Barry. Barry won successive terms in 2004 and 2006, and in 2009 was defeated by the Liberal National Party’s Tracy Davis.
Davis was re-elected in 2012 and 2015, but lost in 2017 to Labor’s Bart Mellish.
- Walter Hardy (One Nation)
- Neil Skilbeck (Civil Liberties & Motorists)
- James Hansen (Greens)
- Joshua Morrison (United Australia)
- Bart Mellish (Labor)
- Amanda Cooper (Liberal National)
Aspley is a very marginal Labor seat.
|Tracy Davis||Liberal National||12,757||39.7||-10.3|
|Shaun Byrne||One Nation||3,081||9.6||+9.6|
|Neil Skilbeck||Consumer Rights||458||1.4||+1.4|
2017 two-party-preferred result
|Tracy Davis||Liberal National||15,678||48.8||-4.3|
Booths in Aspley have been divided into three parts: north, south-east and south-west.
Labor won solid majorities of the two-party-preferred vote in the north (60.9%) and the south-east (59.7%), while the LNP narrowly won in the south-west (50.9%).
|Voter group||GRN prim||ALP 2PP||Total votes||% of votes|
Two-party-preferred votes in Aspley at the 2017 QLD state election