Electoral district of Bundaberg

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QueenslandLegislative Assembly
Map of the electoral district of Bundaberg, 2017.pdf
Map of the electoral district of Bundaberg, 2017
State Queensland
MP David Batt
Party Liberal National Party
Namesake Bundaberg
Electors 34,247 (2017)
Area 96 km2 (37.1 sq mi)
Coordinates 24°52′S 153°20′E / 24.867°S 153.333°E / -24.867; 153.333Coordinates: 24°52′S 153°20′E / 24.867°S 153.333°E / -24.867; 153.333
Electorates around Bundaberg:
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2008 Electoral map

Bundaberg is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in central Queensland, Australia. It covers the city of Bundaberg, as well as the immediate surrounding area.


The electoral district of Bundaberg was created by the Electoral Districts Act of 1887 which abolished the electoral district of Mulgrave that had included the Bundaberg area.[1] The first election held in the seat of Bundaberg was the 1888 election.

The city's urban population has long made the seat a Labor stronghold. This changed in 2005 when the practices of rogue surgeon Jayant Patel at the Bundaberg Base Hospital were uncovered. The Beattie government was seriously embarrassed by the subsequent Commissions of Inquiry into the matter, and as a result the seat was considered winnable for the Nationals.

Members for Bundaberg[edit]

Member Party Term
  Walter Adams Conservative 1888–1890
  Ministerial 1890–1892
  George Hall Labour 1892–1893
  Michael Duffy Ministerial 1893–1896
  Thomas Glassey Labour 1896–1901
  George Barber Labor 1901–1935
  Bernard McLean Labor 1935–1941
  Frank Barnes Independent Labor 1941–1947 [2]
  Frank Barnes Labor 1947–1950 [2]
  Ted Walsh Labor 1950–1957
  Queensland Labor 1957–1963
  Independent 1963–1969
  Lou Jensen Labor 1969–1976
  Independent 1976–1977
  Jim Blake Labor 1977–1983
  Clem Campbell Labor 1983–1998
  Nita Cunningham Labor 1998–2006
  Jack Dempsey National 2006–2008
  Liberal National 2008–2015
  Leanne Donaldson Labor 2015–2017
  David Batt Liberal National 2017–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2017: Bundaberg[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National David Batt 10,578 35.5 −6.9
Labor Leanne Donaldson 10,232 34.4 −4.2
One Nation Jane Truscott 6,681 22.4 +22.4
Greens Marianne Buchanan 1,050 3.5 −0.6
Independent Alan Corbett 681 2.3 +2.3
Independent Richard Glass 313 1.1 +1.1
Independent Richard Smith 248 0.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 29,783 95.3 −2.5
Informal votes 1,476 4.7 +2.5
Turnout 31,259 89.9 −0.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National David Batt 16,142 54.2 +4.7
Labor Leanne Donaldson 13,641 45.8 −4.7
Liberal National gain from Labor Swing +4.7


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