Division of Dawson
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||14,945 km2 (5,770.3 sq mi)|
The Division of Dawson is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1949 and is named after Anderson Dawson, the first Labor Premier of Queensland and leader of the first parliamentary socialist government anywhere in the world. It is located on the North Queensland coast, taking in the towns of Ayr, Bowen, Mackay, Proserpine and some south-eastern suburbs of the city of Townsville.
Apart from a period between 1966 to 1975 and 2007 to 2010, it has been held by the National Party. While Mackay, the largest city wholly within the electorate, is a longstanding Labor stronghold, it is not enough to overcome the region's overall conservative bent.
|George Christensen||Liberal National||2010–present|
|Australian federal election, 2013: Dawson|
|Liberal National||George Christensen||40,507||46.23||+0.49|
|Palmer United||Ian Ferguson||8,777||10.02||+10.02|
|Katter's Australian||Justin Englert||5,905||6.74||+6.74|
|Family First||Lindsay Temple||1,663||1.90||−3.04|
|Total formal votes||87,623||95.15||+0.91|
|Liberal National||George Christensen||50,451||57.58||+5.15|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||+5.15|