Division of Maranoa

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Maranoa
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Maranoa 2019.png
Division of Maranoa in Queensland, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created1901
MPDavid Littleproud
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeMaranoa, Queensland
Electors105,043 (2019)
Area729,897 km2 (281,814.8 sq mi)
DemographicRural

The Division of Maranoa is an Australian electoral division in Queensland. The division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 65 divisions to be contested at the first federal election. It is named after the Maranoa River, which runs through the division. Located in the mostly rural southwestern portion of the state, towns located in Maranoa include Charleville, Cunnamulla, Dalby, Roma, Kingaroy, Stanthorpe, Winton and Warwick.

Maranoa is a comfortably safe seat for The Nationals; it was the first Queensland seat won by that party. Originally a safe Labor seat, it has been in National hands for all but three years since the 1921 by-election, and without interruption since 1943. Maranoa was taken by the then-Country Party in 1943 despite a landslide Labor victory nationally—one of only seven seats won by the Country Party. At the 2016 federal election, One Nation overtook Labor for second place after preferences were distributed. In a traditional two-party matchup, Labor currently needs a 17-point swing to win it.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Jim Page Labor 1901–1921
  James Hunter Country 1921–1940
  Frank Baker Labor 1940–1943
  Charles Adermann Country 1943–1949
  Charles Russell Country 1949–1950
  Independent 1950–1951
  Wilfred Brimblecombe Country 1951–1966
  James Corbett Country 1966–1980
  Ian Cameron National 1980–1990
  Bruce Scott National 1990–2010
  Liberal National 2010–2016
  David Littleproud Liberal National 2016–present

Election results[edit]

2019 Australian federal election: Maranoa[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National David Littleproud 45,172 55.75 +6.56
Labor Linda Little 12,905 15.93 −2.34
One Nation Rosemary Moulden 11,962 14.76 −3.06
Katter's Australian Anthony Wallis 3,656 4.51 −0.27
United Australia Julie Marie Saunders 2,944 3.63 +3.63
Greens Emmeline Chidley 2,624 3.24 −0.15
Conservative National Darren Christiansen 1,770 2.18 +2.18
Total formal votes 81,033 96.18 +1.71
Informal votes 3,216 3.82 −1.71
Turnout 84,249 80.20 −12.44
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal National David Littleproud 57,033 72.40 +6.54
One Nation Rosemary Moulden 21,746 27.60 −6.54
Liberal National hold Swing +6.54

Results are not final. Last updated 5:30pm AEST on 25 May 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maranoa, QLD, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°48′25″S 144°43′05″E / 25.807°S 144.718°E / -25.807; 144.718