Steve Minnikin, since 2012.
South-Eastern parts of the City of Brisbane. Chatsworth covers the Brisbane suburbs of Belmont, Carindale, Carina Heights, Gumdale, Chandler and parts of Carina and Tingalpa.
Chatsworth was first created at the 1960 election. The seat was dominated by the Liberal Party in its early years, with the Liberals holding the seat from 1960 to 1977.
In 1977 the Labor Party made a recovery against the governing National-Liberal coalition, gaining twelve seats. In Chatsworth the seat was won by the ALP’s Terry Mackenroth.
Mackenroth became a minister in the new Labor government in 1989, serving as a minister until Labor lost power in 1996. He returned to the ministry in the new Labor government in 1998.
In 2000, Mackenroth was elected Deputy Premier in the Beattie government. He became Treasurer in 2001 and served in both those roles until his retirement in 2005.
Mackenroth had held on to Chatsworth in 2004 with a 61.4% margin. This margin collapsed at the 2005 by-election, with the Liberal candidate, Brisbane City councillor Michael Caltabiano, winning the seat with a 13.9% swing.
Caltabiano was one of only seven Liberal MPs after his by-election win and he quickly rose through the ranks of the opposition. He was appointed Shadow Treasurer shortly before the 2006 state election.
At that election, Caltabiano lost Chatsworth to the Labor candidate, former sports presenter Chris Bombolas. The ALP won by barely 400 votes. Bombolas became a parliamentary secretary in the Labor government in 2007 and then retired due to poor health in 2009.
At the 2009 state election, the Liberal National Party ran Angela Caltabiano, wife of the former MP. The ALP ran firefighter Steve Kilburn.
The result was extremely close, with the ALP’s Kilburn eventually declared the winner. The case went to court and after six months the ALP was confirmed as the winner, winning by only 85 votes.
In 2012, Kilburn was defeated by LNP candidate Steve Minnikin. Minnikin was re-elected in 2015 and 2017.
- Aaron Clarke (One Nation)
- Madonna Guy (Informed Medical Options)
- Lisa O’Donnell (Labor)
- Steve Minnikin (Liberal National)
- Andrew Crook (United Australia)
- Kathryn Fry (Greens)
Chatsworth is a marginal seat but leans LNP.
|Steve Minnikin||Liberal National||14,993||49.8||+0.2|
2017 two-party-preferred result
|Steve Minnikin||Liberal National||15,918||52.9||-0.4|
Booths in Chatsworth have been divided into three areas: central, east and west.
The LNP won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in the east (52.9%) and the centre (53.9%) while Labor polled 55% in the west.
The Greens came third, with a vote ranging from 11.3% in the east to 14.1% in the west.
|Voter group||GRN prim||LNP 2PP||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Chatsworth at the 2017 QLD state election
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