Queensland Election: Electorate Profile Bancroft
Bancroft is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland. It was created in the 2017 redistribution, and will be contested at the next Queensland state election.
Located in Northern Brisbane, Bancroft consists of the north and central sections of the existing electorate of Murrumba, including the suburbs of Burpengary East, Deception Bay, North Lakes and parts of the Narangba, Rothwell, Morayfield and Mango Hill suburbs.
From results of the last election, Bancroft is estimated to be a fairly safe seat for the Labor Party with a margin of 8.3%.
LNP Kara Thomas
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I have lived in the outer northern suburbs of Brisbane for over 20 years. My husband and our family love the sense of community we have and understand why so many people want to make this part of the world their home. I have always wanted to care for people and so I became a theatre nurse. I recently finished some further studies, so I could continue my advocacy work for women and children.
As someone who has been heavily involved in various children’s and women’s groups for many years, my husband and I decided that we should become foster carers. It has been a really rewarding and at times, heartbreaking experience. We have made helping others a central part of our family activities by raising money for charities and volunteering with local groups focused on kids.
It’s become clear to me that people are frustrated and angry about a lack of action in our area and State. Local roads are congested, the trains don’t run, people are worried about education standards, as well as the safety and future opportunities for their family. The current Labor politician is part of the do-nothing Labor government, and I think we deserve better. Our community and State deserves a team with a plan to build a better Queensland.
From being a nurse and a foster carer, I’ve learnt that teamwork matters. As your Liberal National candidate for Bancroft, I’ll keep fighting to ensure our kids get the education and safety they deserve and I’ll fight to ensure our growing community has the roads and public transport we need now and in the future. With your support, I believe we can build a better Bancroft.
Labor Chris Whiting
Party Website https://www.queenslandlabor.org/ Chris Whiting has not yet created a facebook page yet.
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Amongst his achievements as Councillor were the rejuvenation of the Deception Bay foreshore, introduction of traffic calming into Deception Bay, initiating the Burpengary Greenlinks park land project and drawing attention to the problem of climate change. He was known for standing up for local residents, as well as his continuing volunteer work at local community groups including the Deception Bay Lions Club, the Burpengary State School Council, Deception Bay Community Youth Programs and The Abbey Museum. He has also been a member of Al Gore’s The Climate Project.
He has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree and a Master of Journalism from the University of Queensland. In his spare time, Chris loves to surf and also likes to restore antique furniture.
Chris is the Chief Government Whip, and member of the Transport & Utilities Parliamentary Committee. Chris lives in Burpengary with his wife Sian and three children, Guy, Rebecca & Arabella.
Greens Simone Dejun
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Because the Bancroft electorate boasts one of the highest rates of residential solar ownership in Queensland, supporting a fair go for solar power is one of my local priorities. So too is working to strike a balance between development and the environment, because our area is home to many native animals including a significant koala population.
The Queensland Greens want communities to have a say in the development process, and make sure that political decisions aren’t based on the wishes of corporate donors. The first step towards this is to ban donations from property developers, fossil fuel and mining companies, gambling, tobacco, and alcohol corporations. State politicians need to stand up against privatisation and corporate influences, and work towards achieving positive outcomes for Queenslanders.
I am thrilled to be the inaugural candidate for the new electorate of Bancroft. I am standing for the Greens to ensure that fast-paced growth in the area is supported by necessary infrastructure and does not come at the expense of local wildlife, culture and heritage.
No information available from the Electoral Commission Queensland (ECQ) on Pre-Poll locations at this stage. As soon as this information is available we will post relevant here.