Division of Ryan

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Ryan (green) within Queensland
MPElizabeth Watson-Brown
NamesakeT. J. Ryan
Electors100,652 (2013)
Area441 km2 (170.3 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan
Thomas Joseph Ryan, Premier of Queensland c 1912

The Division of Ryan is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. It was set up in 1949 and is named after T. J. Ryan, Premier of Queensland from 1915 to 1919.[1] Ryan is located in south east Queensland. It is based on the south western suburbs of Brisbane, including Auchenflower, Bellbowrie, Brookfield, Chapel Hill, Ferny Grove, Fig Tree Pocket, The Gap, Indooroopilly, Karana Downs, Kenmore, Keperra, Lake Manchester, Moggill, Pullenvale, St Lucia, Taringa, Toowong, the western Centenary Suburbs and parts of Bardon.[1]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Nigel Drury Liberal 1949–1975
  John Moore Liberal 1975–2001
  Leonie Short Labor 2001–2001
  Michael Johnson Liberal 2001–2010
  Independent 2010
  Jane Prentice Liberal National 2010–present

John Moore was a Minister in the Fraser government, and also served as Minister for Defence in the Howard government. In 2001, Moore retired from politics, leading to a by-election for the division. The ALP won the by election but did not win the division at the next election, held later the same year. Michael Johnson was sacked from the Liberal Party after allegations of improper fundraising and not following the rules about using his tax payer provided motor car. He continued in Parliament as an independent, but was defeated at the 2010 election.

Election results[change | change source]

2022 Australian federal election: Ryan[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Julian Simmonds 38,239 38.50 −10.11
Greens Elizabeth Watson-Brown 30,003 30.21 +9.86
Labor Peter Cossar 22,146 22.30 −2.13
Liberal Democrats Damian Coory 2,582 2.60 +2.60
One Nation Joel Love 2,237 2.25 +0.09
United Australia Kathryn Pollard 2,062 2.08 +0.55
Animal Justice Jina Lipman 1,088 1.10 −0.82
Progressives Janine Rees 606 0.61 +0.61
Australian Federation Axel Dancoisne 353 0.36 +0.36
Total formal votes 99,316 96.94 −0.66
Informal votes 3,140 3.06 +0.66
Turnout 102,456 92.04 −0.94
Notional two-party-preferred count
Labor Peter Cossar 52,062 52.42 +8.45
Liberal National Julian Simmonds 47,254 47.58 −8.45
Two-candidate-preferred result
Greens Elizabeth Watson-Brown 52,286 52.65 +52.65
Liberal National Julian Simmonds 47,030 47.35 −8.67
Greens gain from Liberal National Swing +52.65

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Ryan (Qld)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  2. Ryan, QLD, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 27°28′12″S 152°51′04″E / 27.470°S 152.851°E / -27.470; 152.851