Independent Wins Surfers Paradise By-Election; National Party Mauled By Voters

An independent candidate, Lex Bell, has won the by-election for the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Surfers Paradise, vacated by the former National Party leader, Rob Borbidge.

In another rebuff to the coalition, the National Party vote in the formerly safe seat fell to 7.77%, a 42% primary vote swing. The ALP’s primary vote also dropped by nearly 18% to 20.38%.

Most of the swing went to Lex Bell, a former local mayor.

The loss leaves the National Party with just eleven seats in the Legislative Assembly.

The Labor government led by Peter Beattie has 66 seats, the Liberal Party has 3, and One Nation has 3. [Read more…]


Queensland Election Results Finalised

The results of the Queensland State election are now finalised, showing that the Beattie Labor Government has won 66 seats in the 89-seat Legislative Assembly.

After the provision of a Speaker, the government will have a majority of 42 on the floor of the Parliament.

The election has reduced the National Party to 12 seats and decimated the Liberal Party to a mere 3 seats.

The former National Party leader, Rob Borbidge, is expected to resign from his seat of Surfers Paradise, causing a by-election that the Nationals could easily lose, reducing their numbers even further. [Read more…]


Historic Labor Landslide In Queensland Election; Coalition Decimated; One Nation Wreaks Havoc On The Right

Queensland’s Labor Premier, Peter Beattie, has routed the coalition parties in an historic election landslide in which the ALP is likely to win around 65 seats in the 89-seat Parliament.

BeattieThe election has reduced the Opposition parties to rumps. The Liberal Party is only assured of two seats and the National Party ten.

One Nation is likely to win two seats and four others have been won by independents.

Opposition Leader, Rob Borbidge, has conceded defeat in his Surfers Paradise electorate, losing to a 19-year-old Labor candidate. Liberal Leader, David Watson, is struggling to hold his seat. [Read more…]


2001 Queensland Election

The Queensland State Election, held on February 17, 2001, resulted in a landslide win to the incumbent Labor government led by Premier Peter Beattie. The ALP won 66 seats in the 89-seat Legislative Assembly.

Peter Beattie Sticker - 2001 State Election Campaign

After the provision of a Speaker, the government will have a majority of 42 on the floor of the Parliament.

The election has reduced the National Party to 12 seats and decimated the Liberal Party to a mere 3 seats. [Read more…]


Queensland ALP How-To-Vote Cards: 2001 State Election

This is the complete list of how-to-cards issued by the ALP in the 2001 Queensland state election.

Queensland’s optional preferential voting system allowed the party to adopt a “just vote 1” strategy for the election. No subsequent preference recommendations are shown on the leaflet.

Premier Peter Beattie was seeking a second term in office, after having governed in a minority following the 1998 election. The 1998 election also saw Pauline Hanson’s One Nation win 11 seats and 22.58% of the statewide primary vote. [Read more…]


One Nation Policies – 2001 Queensland State Election

This is the policy document issued by One Nation for the 2001 Queensland state election. [Read more…]