Division of Maranoa
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Maranoa (green) within Queensland
|Area||731,297 km2 (282,355.4 sq mi)|
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.
|Australian federal election, 2013: Maranoa|
|Liberal National||Bruce Scott||51,622||57.42||−8.10|
|Palmer United||John Bjelke-Petersen||12,506||13.91||+13.91|
|Katter's Australian||Rowell Walton||5,027||5.59||+5.59|
|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|
|Liberal National||Bruce Scott||64,987||72.28||−0.61|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||−0.61|