Division of McPherson

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Mcpherson 2010.png
Division of McPherson (green) within Queensland
Created 1949
MP Karen Andrews
Party Liberal National
Namesake McPherson Range
Electors 94,467 (2013)
Area 230 km2 (88.8 sq mi)
Demographic Provincial

The Division of McPherson is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1948 and is named after the McPherson Range, which forms one of the divisional boundaries. McPherson is located in south east Queensland, and originally included the entire Gold Coast region. However, the area's dramatic population growth has seen it contract to the southern portion of the Gold Coast. It has always been held by a conservative party. Originally a Country Party bastion, urbanisation has turned it into a Liberal stronghold.


Member Party Term
  (Sir) Arthur Fadden Country 1949–1958
  Charles Barnes Country 1958–1972
  Eric Robinson Liberal 1972–1981
  Peter White Liberal 1981–1990
  John Bradford Liberal 1990–1998
  Christian Democrats 1998–1998
  Margaret May Liberal 1998–2010
  Karen Andrews Liberal National 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: McPherson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Karen Andrews 41,594 50.16 −3.74
Labor Gail Hislop 18,866 22.75 −6.11
Palmer United Susie Douglas 13,203 15.92 +15.92
Greens David Wyatt 5,689 6.86 −5.54
Family First Simon Green 3,084 3.72 −1.12
Australian Voice Charles Blake 491 0.59 +0.59
Total formal votes 82,927 94.79 +0.69
Informal votes 4,559 5.21 −0.69
Turnout 87,486 92.61 +0.60
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Karen Andrews 52,244 63.00 +2.72
Labor Gail Hislop 30,683 37.00 −2.72
Liberal National hold Swing +2.72


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Coordinates: 28°08′53″S 153°23′56″E / 28.148°S 153.399°E / -28.148; 153.399