Electoral district of Toowoomba North

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Not to be confused with Electoral district of North Toowoomba.
Toowoomba North
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Toowoomba North (2008—)
State Queensland
MP Trevor Watts
Party Liberal National
Namesake Toowoomba
Electors 34,558 (2015)
Area 112 km2 (43.2 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°30′S 151°58′E / 27.500°S 151.967°E / -27.500; 151.967Coordinates: 27°30′S 151°58′E / 27.500°S 151.967°E / -27.500; 151.967

Toowoomba North is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland. It was created with the 1972 redistribution. It replaced the abolished electorate of Toowoomba West.

It covers the northern and inner western suburbs of the city of Toowoomba (Cranley, Harlaxton, Mount Lofty, Prince Henry Heights, Rockville, Wilsonton, Wetala, as well as the northern parts of North and East Toowoomba. It also includes the urban fringe area of Blue Mountain Heights and the townships of Meringandan and Spring Bluff and the satellite town of Highfields. It excludes the western suburbs of Toowoomba, (i.e. those in Jondaryan Shire) which are in Darling Downs.

The electorate is currently represented by Trevor Watts, in the Liberal National Party government of Campbell Newman.

Members for Toowoomba North[edit]

Member Party Term
  Ray Bousen Labor 1972–1974
  John Lockwood Liberal 1974–1983
  Sandy McPhie National 1983–1989
  John Flynn Labor 1989–1992
  Graham Healy National 1992–2001
  Kerry Shine Labor 2001–2012
  Trevor Watts Liberal National 2012–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Toowoomba North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Trevor Watts 13,932 44.41 −5.35
Labor Kerry Shine 12,166 38.78 +6.49
Palmer United Mandeep Sandhu 1,578 5.03 +5.03
Greens Ken Gover 1,430 4.56 −0.32
Katter's Australian Ken Elliott 1,050 3.35 −8.29
Family First John Sands 871 2.78 +2.78
Independent Greg Keane 347 1.11 −0.34
Total formal votes 31,374 98.11 −0.05
Informal votes 606 1.89 +0.05
Turnout 31,980 91.00 −1.36
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Trevor Watts 14,999 51.61 −7.97
Labor Kerry Shine 14,064 48.39 +7.97
Liberal National hold Swing −7.97

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