Electoral division of Fannie Bay

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Fannie Bay
Northern TerritoryLegislative Assembly
NT Electorates 2016 - Fannie Bay.png
Location of Fannie Bay in the Darwin/Palmerston area
TerritoryNorthern Territory
Created1974
MPMichael Gunner
PartyLabor Party
NamesakeFannie Bay
Electors5,613 (2016)
Area14 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
DemographicUrban

Fannie Bay is an electoral division of the Legislative Assembly in Australia's Northern Territory. It is located in the inner northern suburbs of Darwin, with its current boundaries including the suburbs of Fannie Bay (from which it derives its name), Parap, East Point, The Narrows, The Gardens and parts of Stuart Park. It was first created in 1974, and is an entirely urban electorate, covering an area of 14 km². There were 5,613 people enrolled in the electorate as of August 2016.

Fannie Bay has been an exception in Northern Territory politics, as it has tended to be neither marginal or safe for either party, with incumbent members of both parties having managed to easily hold the electorate for several years. This was illustrated in 1995, when Country Liberal Party Chief Minister Marshall Perron resigned, only to be replaced by the Labor Party's Clare Martin—who six years later herself became Chief Minister while still representing the electorate. Martin resigned as Chief Minister in 2007, and retired at the 2008 election. Michael Gunner narrowly retained the seat for Labor, and went on to become Opposition Leader in 2015. He led Territory Labor to a record victory in 2016, becoming the third person to become Chief Minister while holding Fannie Bay.

Members for Fannie Bay[edit]

Member Party Term
  Grant Tambling Country Liberal 1974–1977
  Pam O'Neil Labor 1977–1983
  Marshall Perron Country Liberal 1983–1995
  Clare Martin Labor 1995–2008
  Michael Gunner Labor 2008–present

Election results[edit]

2016 Northern Territory general election: Fannie Bay[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Michael Gunner 2,539 59.3 +11.1
Country Liberal Karen Brown 1,393 32.5 −8.3
1 Territory Greg Strettles 349 8.2 +8.2
Total formal votes 4,281 97.8 +0.7
Informal votes 95 2.2 −0.7
Turnout 4,376 78.0 +4.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Michael Gunner 2,688 64.2 +7.8
Country Liberal Karen Brown 1,499 35.8 −7.8
Labor hold Swing +7.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fannie Bay – Electorate summary, Northern Territory Electoral Commission, 30 August 2016

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 12°25′30″S 130°50′11″E / 12.42500°S 130.83639°E / -12.42500; 130.83639