Division of Hinkler
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||3,504 km2 (1,352.9 sq mi)|
The electoral division had previously centred on Gladstone and its surrounding area. On those boundaries, it was a marginal seat that traded hands between the Australian Labor Party and the National Party of Australia. However, after a redistribution in 2006, the Gladstone area, a Labor bastion, was transferred to the Division of Flynn. This seemingly consolidated the Nationals' hold on the seat. While National incumbent Paul Neville was nearly swept out in 2007 due in part to Queensland swinging heavily to Labor under Kevin Rudd, he survived in part due to Gladstone being replaced with conservative-leaning Hervey Bay. he was reelected with a large enough swing in 2010 to turn Hinkler into a safe seat for the merged Liberal National Party.
|Keith Pitt||Liberal National||2013–present|
|Liberal National||Keith Pitt||38,887||43.86||−0.89|
|One Nation||Damian Huxham||16,987||19.16||+19.16|
|Family First||Stephen Lynch||2,250||2.54||+0.67|
|Liberty Alliance||Robert Windred||1,670||1.88||+1.88|
|Total formal votes||88,669||95.42||+0.34|
|Liberal National||Keith Pitt||51,804||58.42||−0.62|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||−0.62|
- Hinkler, QLD, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.