Division of Fairfax
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Fairfax (green) within Queensland
|Area||1,036 km2 (400.0 sq mi)|
The Division of Fairfax is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1984 and is named after Ruth Fairfax, founder of the Country Women's Association. It is located in the Sunshine Coast region north of Brisbane and includes the towns of Coolum, Maroochydore, Buderim, Nambour, Montville, Kenilworth and Eumundi. It has always been held by a centre-right party.
In the 2013 election, Clive Palmer,, mining magnate and leader of the Palmer United Party, contested and very narrowly won the seat by 36 votes at the first count. This was reduced to 7 votes after a recount of the distribution of preferences. Since the result was determined by less than 100 votes, the Australian Electoral Commission conducted another full recount which Clive Palmer won by 27 votes.
|Clive Palmer||Palmer United||2013-present|
|Australian federal election, 2013: Fairfax|
|Liberal National||Ted O'Brien||34,959||41.32||−8.13|
|Palmer United||Clive Palmer||22,409||26.49||+26.49|
|Katter's Australian||Ray Sawyer||1,623||1.92||+1.92|
|Family First||Angela Meyer||1,416||1.67||−3.57|
|One Nation||Mike Holt||709||0.84||+0.84|
|Total formal votes||84,607||94.88||−0.09|
|Liberal National||Ted O'Brien||52,184||61.68||+4.73|
|Palmer United||Clive Palmer||42,330||50.03||+50.03|
|Liberal National||Ted O'Brien||42,277||49.97||−7.03|
|Palmer United gain from Liberal National||Swing||N/A|
- "Clive Palmer wins Sunshine Coast seat of Fairfax by seven votes, triggering recount". ABC. Retrieved 1 October 2013.