Electoral district of Hinchinbrook

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Hinchinbrook
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Hinchinbrook (2008—)
State Queensland
MP Andrew Cripps
Party Liberal National
Namesake Hinchinbrook Island

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

The district in its present form is a narrow coastal strip running from just south of Innisfail to just north of Townsville; though neither town is part of the electorate. Hinchinbrook does include the towns of Cardwell, Ingham, Mission Beach and Tully. The electorate was first contested in 1950.

Members for Hinchinbrook[edit]

Member Party Term
  Cecil Jesson Labor 1950–1960
  John Row Country 1960–1972
  Ted Row Country 1972–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1989
  Marc Rowell National 1989–2006
  Andrew Cripps National 2006–2008
  Liberal National 2008–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2012: Hinchinbrook[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Andrew Cripps 11,952 44.04 -13.92
Katter's Australian Jeff Knuth 9,564 35.24 +35.24
Labor Tony McGuire 4,491 16.55 -13.06
Greens Pamela Monaghan 867 3.19 -2.42
Independent Desmond Connors 263 0.97 +0.97
Total formal votes 27,137 98.51 +0.73
Informal votes 410 1.49 -0.73
Turnout 27,547 92.17 +0.63
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal National Andrew Cripps 12,652 53.63 -11.06
Katter's Australian Jeff Knuth 10,940 46.37 +46.37
Liberal National hold Swing -11.06

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