Steven Miles, since 2017. Previously Member for Mount Coot-tha 2015-2017.
South-East Queensland. Murrumba covers southern parts of Moreton Bay local government area. It covers the suburbs of Rothwell, Mango Hill, Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Castle Hill, Dakabin and Griffin, and parts of Rothwell and Narangba, all suburbs on the northern fringe of Brisbane.
The seat of Murrumba has existed continuously since 1912. It was held by the Country/National Party from 1918 to 1977, and has been held by the ALP continuously since 1977.
The seat was held by Frank Nicklin from 1932 to 1950, when he moved to the new seat of Landsborough. He served as Premier of Queensland from 1957 to 1968.
First David Nicholson and then Des Frawley were elected as Country Party MPs in Murrumba. In 1977 Frawley lost to the ALP’s Joe Kruger. Kruger held the seat until his retirement in 1986.
Dean Wells won Murrumba in 1986. He had previously served as federal Member for Petrie for 18 months from 1983 to 1984. Wells served as a minister in two successive Labor state governments: from 1989 to 1995 and from 1998 to 2004. Wells held Murrumba for nine terms from 1986 until 2012.
In 2012, Wells was defeated by LNP candidate Reg Gulley, who won with a 16.7% swing. Gulley lost his seat in 2015 by Labor’s Chris Whiting.
The redistribution prior to the 2017 election created a new seat of Bancroft out of northern parts of Murrumba. Whiting was elected as member for Bancroft. Murrumba was won by Steven Miles, whose seat of Mount Coot-tha had been abolished in the redistribution.
Miles had first won Mount Coot-tha in 2015 and had served as environment minister in the new government. He shifted to the health portfolio in 2017 and became deputy premier in May 2020.
- Jason Kennedy (Greens)
- Karen Haddock (One Nation)
- Yvonne Barlow (Liberal National)
- Stewart Clark (Independent)
- Steven Miles (Labor)
- Leichelle McMahon (Shooters, Fishers & Farmers)
Murrumba is a safe Labor seat.
|Reg Gulley||Liberal National||7,953||25.7||-14.8|
|Scott Dare||One Nation||6,002||19.4||+19.4|
2017 two-party-preferred result
|Reg Gulley||Liberal National Party||12,511||40.5||-3.2|
Booths in Murrumba have been divided into three areas: central, east and west.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 58.2% in the centre to 66.8% in the west.
One Nation came third, with a primary vote ranging from 15.9% in the east to 20% in the west.
|Voter group||ON prim||ALP 2PP||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Murrumba at the 2017 QLD state election
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