Electoral district of Burdekin

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Burdekin
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Burdekin (2008—)
State Queensland
MP Dale Last
Party Liberal National
Namesake Burdekin River
Electors 31,622 (2015)
Area 28,344 km2 (10,943.7 sq mi)
Coordinates 20°26′S 147°30′E / 20.433°S 147.500°E / -20.433; 147.500Coordinates: 20°26′S 147°30′E / 20.433°S 147.500°E / -20.433; 147.500

Burdekin is an electoral district in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in the state of Queensland, Australia. Centred on the AyrHome Hill region, the electorate also includes some of Townsville's southern suburbs (Stuart, Wulguru and Annandale) as well as the coal-mining town of Collinsville. The Burdekin River flows through part of the electorate.

History[edit]

The 1949 redistribution abolished the electoral district of Bowen. Part of Bowen was combined with part of Mundingburra (which continued as an electorate, but more centred on Townsville) to create the new electoral district of Burdekin, centred on Ayr and Home Hill.[1]

Members for Burdekin[edit]

Member Party Term
  Arthur Coburn Independent 1950–1969
  Val Bird Country 1969–1974
  National 1974–1983
  Mark Stoneman National 1983–1998
  Jeff Knuth One Nation 1998–1999
  Independent 1999
  Country 1999–2000
  City Country Alliance 2000–2001
  Steve Rodgers Labor 2001–2004
  Rosemary Menkens National 2004–2008
  Liberal National 2008–2015
  Dale Last Liberal National 2015–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Burdekin[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Dale Last 10,510 37.30 −10.69
Labor Angela Zyla 7,522 26.70 +6.12
Katter's Australian Steven Isles 3,396 12.05 −14.21
Palmer United Jacinta Warland 2,330 8.27 +8.27
Independent BJ Davison 2,306 8.18 +8.18
One Nation Belinda Johnson 1,305 4.63 +4.63
Greens Lindy Collins 807 2.86 +0.14
Total formal votes 28,176 98.03 −0.07
Informal votes 567 1.97 +0.07
Turnout 28,743 90.90 −0.07
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Dale Last 12,201 52.88 −9.59
Labor Angela Zyla 10,872 47.12 +47.12
Liberal National hold Swing −9.59

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