Electoral district of Callide

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Callide
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Callide (2008—)
State Queensland
MP Jeff Seeney
Party Liberal National
Namesake Callide Creek in the Coalfields
Electors 30,449 (2015)
Area 67,427 km2 (26,033.7 sq mi)
Coordinates 25°5′S 150°42′E / 25.083°S 150.700°E / -25.083; 150.700Coordinates: 25°5′S 150°42′E / 25.083°S 150.700°E / -25.083; 150.700

Callide is an electoral division in Queensland, Australia.

It encompasses agricultural and mining towns in the Burnett, Callide and Dawson valleys. Major towns within the division's boundaries include Biloela, Cherbourg, Monto, Eidsvold, Gin Gin, Biggenden, Gayndah, Mundubbera, Goomeri, Murgon, Wondai, Moura, Banana, Theodore, Taroom and Wandoan.

Located in traditional National territory, it has been in the hands of either that party or the merged Liberal National Party for its entire existence. It has been held by Jeff Seeney, former Deputy Premier, since 1998.

Members for Callide[edit]

Member Party Term
  Vince Jones Country 1950–1971
  Lindsay Hartwig Country 1972–1974
  National 1974–1981
  Independent 1981–1986
  Di McCauley National 1986–1998
  Jeff Seeney National 1998–2008
  Liberal National 2008–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Callide[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Jeff Seeney 12,815 46.50 −6.83
Palmer United John Bjelke-Petersen 6,944 25.20 +25.20
Labor Graeme Martin 5,312 19.28 +4.52
Greens Erich Schulz 848 3.08 −0.17
Independent Steve Ensby 718 2.61 +2.61
Independent Michael Higginson 538 1.95 +1.95
Independent Duncan Scott 384 1.39 −0.67
Total formal votes 27,559 98.40 −0.07
Informal votes 449 1.60 +0.07
Turnout 28,008 91.98 −0.34
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal National Jeff Seeney 13,444 56.67 −6.84
Palmer United John Bjelke-Petersen 10,280 43.33 +43.33
Liberal National hold Swing −6.84

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