Electoral district of Buderim

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Buderim
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Buderim (2008—)
State Queensland
Dates current 2009–present
MP Steve Dickson
Party One Nation
Namesake Buderim
Electors 33,086 (2015)
Area 85 km2 (32.8 sq mi)
Coordinates 26°40′S 153°3′E / 26.667°S 153.050°E / -26.667; 153.050Coordinates: 26°40′S 153°3′E / 26.667°S 153.050°E / -26.667; 153.050

Buderim is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland. Based on the Sunshine Coast, the district is a very safe seat for the Liberal National Party, however it is currently held by Pauline Hanson's One Nation, after MP Steve Dickson defected to the party from the LNP.

Geography[edit]

A compact urban electorate, Buderim falls between the centres of Maroochydore and Nambour, bounded by the Bruce Highway to the west, and the Sunshine Motorway to the east. It includes the Sunshine Coast suburbs of Buderim, Mountain Creek, Kunda Park, Kuluin, Rosemount, Diddillibah, Kiel Mountain, Forest Glen, Mons and Tanawha.

History[edit]

A new district created for the 2009 state election, it was constructed mostly from the northern part of the district of Kawana and the western part of the district of Maroochydore. It also took a section of territory previously belonging to the district of Nicklin.[1] Its inaugural member is Steve Dickson, previously the member for Kawana.

Members for Buderim[edit]

Member Party Term
  Steve Dickson Liberal National 2009–2017
  One Nation 2017–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Buderim[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Steve Dickson 15,297 52.62 −9.55
Labor Elaine Hughes 6,627 22.80 +6.61
Palmer United Tess Lazarus 3,781 13.01 +13.01
Greens Susan Etheridge 3,366 11.58 +0.93
Total formal votes 29,071 97.90 −0.15
Informal votes 625 2.10 +0.15
Turnout 29,696 89.75 −0.01
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Steve Dickson 16,353 62.16 −13.85
Labor Elaine Hughes 9,954 37.84 +13.85
Liberal National hold Swing −13.85

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Queensland State Redistribution: Buderim". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Archived from the original on 2009-06-29. 
  2. ^ 2015 State General Election - Buderim - District Summary, ECQ.

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