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Ryan
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Ryan 2010.png
Division of Ryan (green) within Queensland
Created 1949
MP Jane Prentice
Party Liberal National
Namesake T. J. Ryan
Electors 100,652 (2013)
Area 441 km2 (170.3 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan
Queensland State Archives 3042 Portrait of The Honourable Thomas Joseph Ryan Premier of Queensland c 1912
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. 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.

Members

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


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