Division of Wide Bay
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Namesake||Wide Bay, Queensland|
|Area||14,573 km2 (5,626.7 sq mi)|
The Division of Wide Bay is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was one of the original 65 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, former leader of the National Party and Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, held the seat from 1990 to 2016.
|Edward Corser||Commonwealth Liberal||1915–1917|
|Clarrie Millar||Country, National||1974–1990|
|Llew O'Brien||Liberal National||2016–present|
|Liberal National||Llew O'Brien||39,373||43.80||−5.07|
|One Nation||Elise Cottam||14,022||15.60||+15.60|
|Glenn Lazarus Team||Jannean Dean||4,082||4.54||+4.54|
|Family First||Bruce Mayer||2,399||2.67||+1.17|
|Katter's Australian||Barry Cook||2,357||2.62||−3.26|
|Total formal votes||89,889||95.00||−0.32|
|Liberal National||Llew O'Brien||52,264||58.14||−5.02|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||−5.02|
- Wide Bay, QLD, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.