Division of Wide Bay

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For the geographic region in Queensland, see Wide Bay-Burnett. For the former Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate, see Electoral district of Wide Bay.
Wide Bay
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Wide Bay (green) within Queensland
Created 1901
MP Warren Truss
Party Liberal National
Namesake Wide Bay, Queensland
Electors 95,132 (2013)
Area 14,573 km2 (5,626.7 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Wide Bay is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first federal election. Wide Bay is located in south east Queensland, and includes the cities of Maryborough, Gympie, Noosa, all of Fraser Island, and inland areas extending west to Murgon.

Notable representatives have included three time Prime Minister Andrew Fisher, who was the seat's first member. However, it has been a conservative seat for most of its history; only one other Labor member has ever won it. Warren Truss, the leader of the National Party and current Deputy Prime Minister of Australia has held the seat since the Australian federal election, 1990.


Member Party Term
  Andrew Fisher Labor 1901–1915
  Edward Corser Commonwealth Liberal 1915–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1928
  Bernard Corser Country 1928–1954
  William Brand Country 1954–1958
  Henry Bandidt Country 1958–1961
  Brendan Hansen Labor 1961–1974
  Clarrie Millar Country, National 1974–1990
  Warren Truss National 1990–2010
  Liberal National 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Wide Bay
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Warren Truss 41,767 48.87 −9.99
Labor Lucy Stanton 17,697 20.71 −3.39
Palmer United Stephen Anderson 13,574 15.88 +15.88
Greens Joy Ringrose 5,596 6.55 −4.45
Katter's Australian Gordon Dale 5,022 5.88 +5.88
Family First John Chapman 1,286 1.50 −2.24
Rise Up Australia Grace Dickins 517 0.60 +0.60
Total formal votes 85,459 95.32 +0.57
Informal votes 4,199 4.68 −0.57
Turnout 89,658 94.25 +1.35
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Warren Truss 53,975 63.16 −2.45
Labor Lucy Stanton 31,484 36.84 +2.45
Liberal National hold Swing −2.45


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Coordinates: 25°54′47″S 152°33′32″E / 25.913°S 152.559°E / -25.913; 152.559