Division of 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. 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.
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Bowman (green) within Queensland
|Area||537 km2 (207.3 sq mi)|
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.
In 2007, Andrew Laming won the seat by only 64 votes.
- "Profile of the electoral division of Bowman (Qld)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Hurst, Brian: Time is running out in ALP in Bowman, Bayside Bulletin, 1 February 2010.