2015 Queensland state election

state election

The 2015 Queensland state election was held on 31 January 2015 to elect all 89 members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly. It was conducted by the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ).

2015 Queensland state election

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All 89 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
45 Assembly seats were needed for a majority
Turnout89.89 (Decrease 1.11 pp)
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk Campbell Newman Ray Hopper
Party Labor Liberal National Katter's Australian
Leader's seat Inala Ashgrove
(lost seat)
(lost Nanango)
Last election 7 seats 78 seats 2 seats
Seats won 44 seats 42 seats 2 seats
Seat change Increase 37 Decrease 36 Steady
Popular vote 983,054 1,084,060 50,588
Percentage 37.47% 41.32% 1.93%
Swing Increase 10.81 Decrease 8.33 Decrease 9.61
TPP 51.1% 48.9%
TPP swing Increase 14.0 Decrease 14.0

Winning margin by electorate.

Premier before election

Campbell Newman
Liberal National

Premier after election

Annastacia Palaszczuk

The incumbent Liberal National government, led by Premier Campbell Newman, tried to win a second term in government. It lost to the Labor Party, led by Annastacia Palaszczuk, after Labor won a minority government. The LNP lost its supermajority and Newman lost his own seat of Ashgrove.

Palaszczuk became the second woman to win a state election in Australia, after Anna Bligh (also from Queensland).