Division of Forde

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Forde
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Forde 2010.png
Division of Forde (green) within Queensland
Created1984
MPBert Van Manen
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeFrank Forde
Electors88,346 (2013)
Area419 km2 (161.8 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan
Frank Forde

The Division of Forde is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. It was set up in 1984, and is named after Frank Forde, Prime Minister of Australia in 1945.[1] At first it covered the southern suburbs of Brisbane, but changes have moved the area of the division into the semi-rural areas south of the city. This includes Beenleigh, Bethania, Boronia Heights, Chambers Flat, Cornubia, Eagleby, Edens Landing, Loganholme, Logan Reserve, Mount Warren Park, Ormeau Hills, Park Ridge, Tanah Merah, Upper Coomera, Waterford, Waterford West and Windaroo as well as parts of Daisy Hill, Heritage Park, Loganlea, Munruben, Ormeau, Park Ridge South and Shailer Park.[1]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  David Watson Liberal 1984–1987
  Mary Crawford Labor 1987–1996
  Kay Elson Liberal 1996–2007
  Brett Raguse Labor 2007–2010
  Bert van Manen Liberal National 2010–present

On 8 August 2013, it was announced former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie would contest the seat of Forde at the 2013 election.

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Forde (Qld)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2014.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 27°45′43″S 153°10′52″E / 27.762°S 153.181°E / -27.762; 153.181