Electoral district of Barron River

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Barron River
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
QLD - Barron River 2008.png
Barron River (2008—)
State Queensland
Dates current 1972–present
MP Michael Trout
Party Liberal National
Namesake T C Barron, police clerk

Barron River is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland.

Created at the 1971 redistribution, it currently covers the northern suburbs of Cairns, as well as Kuranda. The Barron River from which the electorate derives its name runs through its centre. It is bordered by the districts of Cook to the north and west, Cairns to the southeast and Mulgrave to the south.

The electorate is currently held by Michael Trout of the Liberal National Party.

Members for Barron River[edit]

Member Party Term
  Bill Wood Labor 1972–1974
  Martin Tenni National 1974–1989
  Lesley Clark Labor 1989–1995
  Lyn Warwick Liberal 1995–1998
  Lesley Clark Labor 1998–2006
  Steve Wettenhall Labor 2006–2012
  Michael Trout Liberal National 2012–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2012: Barron River[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Michael Trout 13,652 45.71 +1.88
Labor Steve Wettenhall 8,317 27.85 -15.40
Katter's Australian Brendan Fitzgerald 4,732 15.84 +15.84
Greens Elaine Harding 2,736 9.16 -3.76
Independent Mike Squire 431 1.44 +1.44
Total formal votes 29,868 97.76 +0.21
Informal votes 685 2.24 -0.21
Turnout 30,553 89.47 -0.17
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Michael Trout 15,406 59.48 +11.80
Labor Steve Wettenhall 10,494 40.52 -11.80
Liberal National gain from Labor Swing +11.80


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