GRN 1.6% vs LNP
Michael Berkman, since 2017.
Inner west of Brisbane. Maiwar covers suburbs on the north side of the Brisbane river ot the south-west of the Brisbane city centre, including Indooroopilly, St Lucia, Toowong and Auchenflower.
Maiwar was created for the 2017 election, as a merger of the seats of Indooroopilly and Mount Coot-tha.
Indooroopilly alternated between the Liberal Party (1992-2001), Labor (2001-2008) and the LNP (2009-2017), with a brief interregnum when Labor MP Ronan Lee joined the Greens in 2008, and held the seat until 2009, when he lost to LNP candidate Scott Emerson.
Mount Coot-tha had been held by the Liberal Party from 1950 to 1989, and then by Labor from 1989 until 2012. LNP candidate Saxon Rice won in 2012, and lost the seat to Labor’s Steven Miles in 2015.
Miles, now serving as environment minister in the Labor government, chose to move to the seat of Murrumba in 2017 upon the abolition of his seat. Miles went on to serve as Health minister following the 2017 election, and has served as deputy premier since May 2020.
Emerson, who had risen to the position of Shadow Treasurer on the LNP opposition’s frontbench, lost Maiwar in 2017 to Greens candidate Michael Berkman.
- Michael Berkman (Greens)
- Jacob Rush (United Australia)
- Palani Thevar (Labor)
- Michael Andrew Johnson (Independent)
- Boyd Shannon (One Nation)
- Lauren Day (Liberal National)
Maiwar is a very marginal seat, and both the LNP and Labor would be eager to reclaim the only Greens seat in the state. The Greens narrowly defeated the LNP on the two-candidate-preferred count, but they also narrowly defeated Labor in the preference count. The two-candidate-preferred count would do the Greens no good if Berkman were to fall into third place.
Having said all of that, the Greens often solidify their hold on seats like this after one term with an incumbent MP.
|Scott Emerson||Liberal National||13,352||41.9||-5.8|
2017 two-party-preferred result
|Scott Emerson||Liberal National||15,413||48.4||-4.6|
Booths in Maiwar have been divided into three areas: central, north and south.
The Greens won a majority of the two-candidate-preferred votes (against the LNP) in all three areas, polling 50.2% in the south and 56.6% in both the centre and the north. The LNP did better on the special votes, polling 52.4% on the pre-poll vote and 53.1% amongst other votes.
Labor came third, with a primary vote ranging from 27.7% in the south to 29.8% in the centre.
|Voter group||ALP prim||GRN 2CP||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Maiwar at the 2017 QLD state election
Toggle between two-candidate-preferred votes (LNP vs Greens) and Labor primary votes.