Division of McPherson
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||230 km2 (88.8 sq mi)|
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, stretching as far as the Scenic Rim and Southern Downs. However, the area's dramatic population growth saw the seat shrink with successive redistributions, culminating in 1983 when most of its northern portion became Moncrieff.
It has always been held by a conservative party. Indeed, most of the area has been represented by centre-right MPs without interruption since 1906; before 1949, most of the Gold Coast was part of Moreton. Originally a Country Party bastion, urbanisation has turned it into a Liberal stronghold.
|(Sir) Arthur Fadden||Country||1949–1958|
|Karen Andrews||Liberal National||2010–present|
|Liberal National||Karen Andrews||47,284||53.29||+3.13|
|Family First||Simon Green||5,404||6.09||+2.37|
|Total formal votes||88,726||95.53||+0.74|
|Liberal National||Karen Andrews||54,687||61.64||−1.36|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||−1.36|
- McPherson, QLD, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.