Division of Bowman

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Bowman
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Bowman 2010.png
Division of Bowman (green) within Queensland
Created: 1949
MP: Andrew Laming
Party: Liberal National
Namesake: David Bowman
Electors: 95,874 (2013)
Area: 537 km² (207 sq mi)
Demographic: Outer Metropolitan
David Bowman

The Division of Bowman is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. It was set up in 1949 and is named for David Bowman (1860-1916), an early leader of the Australian Labor Party, in Queensland.[1] The seat is located in the eastern suburbs of Brisbane, and includes Capalaba, Cleveland, Redland Bay, Birkdale, Thorneside, Alexandra Hills, Thornlands, Mount Cotton, Cornubia, Ormiston, Wellington Point and Victoria Point. It also includes the islands of Moreton Bay including Coochiemudlo Island, the Bay Islands (Russell, Karragarra, Macleay and Lamb) and North Stradbroke Island.[1]

After the 2009 electoral redistribution there was only a difference 0.005% between the two main parties, making Bowman the most marginal seat in the country.[2]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Malcolm McColm Liberal 1949–1961
  Jack Comber Labor 1961–1963
  Wylie Gibbs Liberal 1963–1969
  Len Keogh Labor 1969–1975
  David Jull Liberal 1975–1983
  Len Keogh Labor 1983–1987
  Con Sciacca Labor 1987–1996
  Andrea West Liberal 1996–1998
  Con Sciacca Labor 1998–2004
  Andrew Laming Liberal 2004–2010
  Liberal National 2010–present

In 2007, Andrew Laming won the seat by only 64 votes.

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Bowman (Qld)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2014. http://www.aec.gov.au/profiles/qld/bowman.htm. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  2. Hurst, Brian: Time is running out in ALP in Bowman, Bayside Bulletin, 1 February 2010.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 27°34′48″S 153°14′31″E / 27.580°S 153.242°E / -27.580; 153.242