Electoral district of Cook

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This article is about the state electorate. For the federal electorate, see Division of Cook.
Cook
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
QLD - Cook 2008.png
Cook (2008—)
State Queensland
MP David Kempton
Party Liberal National
Namesake James Cook

Cook is an electoral district in Queensland, Australia.

Cook covers the vast Cape York Peninsula north of Cairns, including the resort town of Port Douglas and the Torres Strait Islands. It is named after British navigator James Cook, who charted the coast and landed on Possession Island – one of the Torres Strait islands – in 1770.

David Kempton of the Liberal National Party currently holds the seat.

Members for Cook[edit]

First incarnation (1876–1878, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  William Edward Murphy Unaligned 1876–1878
Second incarnation (1878–1888, 2 members)
Member Party Term
  John Walsh Unaligned 1878–1883
  Frederick Cooper Unaligned 1878–1884
  John Hamilton Ministerialist 1883–1888
  Thomas Campbell Unaligned 1884–1885
  Charles Hill Unaligned 1885–1888
Third incarnation (1888–1950, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  John Hamilton Ministerialist 1888–1904
  John Hargreaves Ministerialist 1904–1907
  Harry Douglas Ministerialist / Opposition /
Independent Opposition /
Ministerialist / Liberal
1907–1915
  Henry Ryan Labor 1915–1929
  James Kenny Country and Progressive National 1929–1935
  Harold Collins Labor 1935–1950
Fourth incarnation (1953–present, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Bunny Adair Labor 1953–1957
  Queensland Labor 1957–1963
  Independent 1963–1969
  Bill Wood Labor 1969–1972
  Edwin Wallis-Smith Labor 1972–1974
  Eric Deeral National 1974–1977
  Bob Scott Labor 1977–1989
  Steve Bredhauer Labor 1989–2004
  Jason O'Brien Labor 2004–2012
  David Kempton Liberal National 2012–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2012: Cook[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National David Kempton 8,832 37.51 -4.90
Labor Jason O'Brien 7,634 32.42 -13.63
Katter's Australian Lachlan Bensted 5,261 22.34 +22.34
Greens George Riley 1,295 5.50 -1.15
One Nation James Evans 524 2.23 +2.23
Total formal votes 23,546 98.49 +0.29
Informal votes 361 1.51 -0.29
Turnout 23,907 86.26 +0.43
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National David Kempton 10,563 53.43 +5.67
Labor Jason O'Brien 9,205 46.57 -5.67
Liberal National gain from Labor Swing +5.67

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