Electoral district of Bundaberg
Map of the electoral district of Bundaberg, 2017
|Party||Liberal National Party|
|Area||96 km2 (37.1 sq mi)|
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. 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
|Frank Barnes||Independent Labor||1941–1947 |
|Frank Barnes Labor||1947–1950 |
|David Batt||Liberal National||2017–present|
|Liberal National||David Batt||10,578||35.5||−6.9|
|One Nation||Jane Truscott||6,681||22.4||+22.4|
|Total formal votes||29,783||95.3||−2.5|
|Liberal National||David Batt||16,142||54.2||+4.7|
|Liberal National gain from Labor||Swing||+4.7|
- "Representatives of Queensland State Electorates 1860-2012" (PDF). Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
- "Part 2.19 - Alphabetical Register of Members of the Legislative Assembly 1860-2012 and the Legislative Council 1860-1922" (PDF). Queensland Parliamentary Record 2012-2015: The 54th Parliament. Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
- 2017 State General Election - Bundaberg - District Summary, ECQ.
- Electorate Profile (Antony Green, ABC)