Electoral district of Lockyer
The district consists primarily of Gatton and Laidley Shires and northern parts of Beaudesert Shire. It includes the major town of Gatton and a number of smaller centres including Laidley, Helidon and Withcott. The eastern parts of the district are part of the outer southern suburbs of Ipswich and Brisbane in the area of Greenmount.
The district is bounded on the west by Toowoomba North, and Toowoomba South. On the southwest and south by Condamine and Beaudesert. To the north and northwest by Nanango. To the northeast, where it passes south of Ipswich and Brisbane, it is bounded by Ipswich West, Ipswich, Algester. To the east it shares a boundary with the seat of Logan.
The electorate has been represented by Ian Rickuss since the 2004 election.
Members for Lockyer
|First incarnation (1888–1932)|
|George Logan||Country Party/Country and Progressive National||1920–1929|
|Second incarnation (1950–present)|
|Sir Gordon Chalk||Liberal||1950–1976|
|Dr Peter Prenzler||One Nation||1998–1999|
|City Country Alliance||1999–2001|
|Bill Flynn||One Nation||2001–2004|
1 William Armstrong, member for Lockyer 1893-1904 and 1907–1918, alternately listed his party status as Ministerialist (twice), Opposition, and Liberal. The parliamentary members' register does not list dates for these changes.
|Queensland state election, 2012: Lockyer|
|Liberal National||Ian Rickuss||14,348||52.01||-1.55|
|Katter's Australian||David Neuendorf||6,571||23.82||+23.82|
|Total formal votes||27,585||97.66||-0.07|
|Liberal National||Ian Rickuss||15,387||64.87||+7.26|
|Katter's Australian||David Neuendorf||8,334||35.13||+35.13|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||+7.26|
- Electorate Profile (Antony Green, ABC)