Division of Maranoa

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Maranoa 2010.png
Division of Maranoa (green) within Queensland
Created 1901
MP Bruce Scott
Party Liberal National
Namesake Maranoa, Queensland
Electors 99,614 (2013)
Area 731,297 km2 (282,355.4 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Maranoa is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first federal election. It is named after the Maranoa River, which runs through the division. Located in the mostly rural southwestern portion of the state, towns located in Maranoa include Charleville, Cunnamulla, Dalby, Roma, Kingaroy, Stanthorpe, Winton and Warwick.

Maranoa is a comfortably safe seat for the National Party of Australia; it was actually the first Queensland seat won by that party. It has been in National hands for all but three years since a 1921 by-election, and without interruption since 1943. Only two Labor MPs have ever won it. It is currently the second-safest Coalition seat in Australia, with a 22-point swing required for Labor to win it.


Member Party Term
  Jim Page Labor 1901–1921
  James Hunter Country 1921–1940
  Frank Baker Labor 1940–1943
  Charles Adermann Country 1943–1949
  Charles Russell Country 1949–1950
  Independent 1950–1951
  Wilfred Brimblecombe Country 1951–1966
  James Corbett Country 1966–1980
  Ian Cameron National 1980–1990
  Bruce Scott National 1990–2010
  Liberal National 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Maranoa
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Bruce Scott 51,622 57.42 −8.10
Labor Nick Cedric-Thompson 14,649 16.29 −3.67
Palmer United John Bjelke-Petersen 12,506 13.91 +13.91
Katter's Australian Rowell Walton 5,027 5.59 +5.59
Greens Grant Newson 2,762 3.07 −2.08
Family First John Spellman 2,481 2.76 −1.33
Rise Up Australia George Clouston 861 0.96 +0.96
Total formal votes 89,908 95.61 +0.55
Informal votes 4,124 4.39 −0.55
Turnout 94,032 94.40 +0.75
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Bruce Scott 64,987 72.28 −0.61
Labor Nick Cedric-Thompson 24,921 27.72 +0.61
Liberal National hold Swing −0.61


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Coordinates: 25°48′25″S 144°43′05″E / 25.807°S 144.718°E / -25.807; 144.718