Electoral district of Clayfield

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QueenslandLegislative Assembly
Map of the electoral district of Clayfield, 2017.pdf
Map of the electoral district of Clayfield, 2017
MPTim Nicholls
PartyLiberal National
Electors37,630 (2017)
Area72 km2 (27.8 sq mi)
Coordinates27°24′S 153°6′E / 27.400°S 153.100°E / -27.400; 153.100Coordinates: 27°24′S 153°6′E / 27.400°S 153.100°E / -27.400; 153.100
Electorates around Clayfield:
Stafford Nudgee Moreton Bay
Stafford Clayfield Lytton
McConnel Bulimba Lytton
2008 map

Clayfield is an electoral division of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. It is centred on the inner northern suburb of Clayfield in the state capital of Brisbane.

The seat was first created in 1950, and consistently returned members for the Liberal Party until its abolition in 1977; the bulk of the seat was merged into nearby Merthyr.

It was recreated in 1992 as part of the electoral reforms that ended Bjelke-Petersen-era malapportionment, and was easily won by Liberal candidate Santo Santoro, the last member for Merthyr and later a Borbidge government minister. Santoro was re-elected in 1996 and 1998, but was defeated in a shock result in 2001 by actress and Labor candidate Liddy Clark. Clark held on to the normally safe Liberal seat for two terms, but after a controversy-scarred term as a minister, was defeated by Liberal candidate Tim Nicholls in 2006.

A redistribution in 2008 made Clayfield notionally Labor by 0.2%, but the Liberal National Party achieved a swing strong enough for Nicholls to retain his seat in the 2009 election.

Nicholls was the last deputy leader of the state Liberal Party from 2007 to 2009, served as state Treasurer in the Newman government, and was leader of the LNP from 2016 to 2017.

Members for Clayfield[edit]

First incarnation (1950–1977)
Member Party Term
  Harold Taylor Liberal 1950–1963
  John Murray Liberal 1963–1976
  Ivan Brown Liberal 1976–1977
Second incarnation (1992–present)
Member Party Term
  Santo Santoro Liberal 1992–2001
  Liddy Clark Labor 2001–2006
  Tim Nicholls Liberal 2006–2008
  Liberal National 2008–present

Election results[edit]

2017 Queensland state election: Clayfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Tim Nicholls 15,359 47.8 −4.8
Labor Philip Anthony 10,559 32.9 +0.6
Greens Claire Ogden 6,190 19.3 +7.3
Total formal votes 32,108 96.2 −2.2
Informal votes 1,256 3.8 +2.2
Turnout 33,364 86.8 +1.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Tim Nicholls 16,829 52.4 −4.2
Labor Philip Anthony 15,279 47.6 +4.2
Liberal National hold Swing −4.2


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