Electoral district of Nanango

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Nanango
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Nanango (2008—)
State Queensland
MP Deb Frecklington
Party Liberal National
Namesake Nanango
Electors 34,615 (2015)
Area 13,885 km2 (5,361.0 sq mi)
Coordinates 26°56′S 151°56′E / 26.933°S 151.933°E / -26.933; 151.933Coordinates: 26°56′S 151°56′E / 26.933°S 151.933°E / -26.933; 151.933

Nanango is an electoral division in the state of Queensland, Australia. Notable towns include Nanango, Barambah and Kingaroy.

It has existed twice. It was first created in 1912, and was replaced by Barambah in 1950. It was recreated in 2001, as a replacement for Barambah.

Nanango was the original seat of Sir Joh-Bjelke Petersen (from 1947 to 1950).

The seat has never been won by the Australian Labor Party in either of its incarnations; indeed, counting its history as Barambah (which covered essentially the same area), it has been in the hands of a conservative party or a conservative independent for over a century.

Members for Nanango[edit]

First incarnation (1912-1950)
Member Party Term
  Robert Hodge Farmers' Union 1912–1920
  James Edwards Country 1920–1947
  Joh Bjelke-Petersen Country 1947–1950
Second incarnation (2001-present)
Member Party Term
  Dorothy Pratt Independent 2001–2012
  Deb Frecklington Liberal National 2012–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Nanango[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Deb Frecklington 14,698 47.11 +1.67
Labor Liz Hollens-Riley 6,397 20.50 +9.95
Katter's Australian Ray Hopper 4,827 15.47 −10.86
Palmer United Jason Ford 3,269 10.48 +10.48
Greens Grant Newson 1,170 3.75 +0.08
Independent Dean Love 841 2.70 +2.70
Total formal votes 31,202 98.09 −0.01
Informal votes 606 1.91 +0.01
Turnout 31,808 91.89 −0.59
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Deb Frecklington 16,491 63.16 +4.19
Labor Liz Hollens-Riley 9,617 36.84 +36.84
Liberal National hold Swing +4.19

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