David Crisafulli, since 2017. Previously Member for Mundingburra 2012-2015.
Northern parts of the Gold Coast. The seat covers the suburbs of Hope Island, Biggera Waters, Runaway Bay, Coombabah and Paradise Point as well as South Stradbroke Island.
The electorate of Broadwater was first created for the 1992 election. The seat was won by the National Party from 1992 to 2001, then by Labor from 2001 until 2012, when the LNP won the seat back.
At the first election in 1992 the seat was considered safe for the conservative parties and was fiercely contested by the Liberal Party and the National Party, with the National Party’s Allan Grice winning the seat.
Grice held the seat at the 1995 and 1998 elections, but was defeated in 2001 by the ALP’s Peta-Kaye Croft. Croft was re-elected in 2004, 2006 and 2009.
In 2012, Croft was defeated by Liberal National candidate Verity Barton, who easily knocked over Croft’s 2% margin with a 13.3% swing. Barton was re-elected in 2015.
Barton lost preselection before the 2017 election to David Crisafulli, who had previously held the Townsville-area seat of Mundingburra from 2012 to 2015. Crisafulli easily won Broadwater in 2017.
- Jesse Schneider (One Nation)
- Maureen Simpson (Labor)
- April Broadbent (Greens)
- Mara Krischker (United Australia)
- David Crisafulli (Liberal National)
- Natalie O’Donnell (Informed Medical Options)
Broadwater is a very safe LNP seat.
|David Crisafulli||Liberal National||13,499||48.5||-8.5|
|Brenden Ball||One Nation||5,959||21.4||+18.6|
2017 two-party-preferred result
|David Crisafulli||Liberal National||18,928||68.0||+1.7|
Booths in Broadwater have been divided into three areas: central, north and south.
The Liberal National Party won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 55.8% in the centre to 68.5% in the north.
One Nation came third, with a primary vote ranging from 20.1% in the north to 25.2% in the centre.
|Voter group||ON prim||LNP 2PP||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Broadwater at the 2017 QLD state election
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