Electoral district of Condamine

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Condamine
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
ECQ-2017-Final-Condamine.pdf
Map of the electoral district of Condamine, 2017
State Queensland
Dates current 1950–1992; 2009–present
MP Pat Weir
Party Liberal National Party
Namesake Condamine River
Electors 35,919 (2017)
Area 5,987 km2 (2,311.6 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°24′S 151°38′E / 27.400°S 151.633°E / -27.400; 151.633Coordinates: 27°24′S 151°38′E / 27.400°S 151.633°E / -27.400; 151.633
Electorates around Condamine:
Warrego Nanango Nanango
Warrego Condamine Toowoomba North
Toowoomba South
Southern Downs Southern Downs Lockyer
Electoral map of Condamine 2008

Condamine is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland.

Condamine takes in areas to the north-west, west and south of Toowoomba. It includes the towns of Dalby, Oakey, Pittsworth and Clifton. The district is named for the Condamine River which runs through it. Created for the 2009 state election, it was mostly made up of territory previously belonging to the abolished districts of Cunningham and Darling Downs. It also drew a small number of voters previously belonging to the district of Toowoomba South. Originally proposed to be named Dalby by the Electoral Commission of Queensland, the name Condamine was adopted instead upon further review.

There was also an earlier district known as Condamine that existed from 1950 to 1992. It was based in the same region.

History[edit]

The electorate's re-introduction at the 2009 state election pitted two sitting members against each other. MPs Ray Hopper and Stuart Copeland both had their districts, Darling Downs and Cunningham respectively, abolished and largely absorbed into Condamine. Both had belonged to the Liberal National Party (LNP). Under the LNP constitution, if a seat is abolished, the sitting member who represents a majority of voters in a successor seat is automatically preselected as LNP candidate. In this case, Hopper automatically gained LNP preselection, as most of Condamine's voters came from Darling Downs. Copeland ran as an independent, only to be defeated by Hopper at the election.

Members for Condamine[edit]

First incarnation (1950–1992)
Member Party Term
  Eric Allpass Country 1950–1953
  Les Diplock Labor 1953–1957
  Queensland Labor 1957–1960
  Vic Sullivan Country 1960–1974
  National 1974–1983
  Brian Littleproud National 1983–1992
Second incarnation (2009–present)
Member Party Term
  Ray Hopper Liberal National 2009–2012
  Katter's Australian 2012–2015
  Pat Weir Liberal National 2015–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2017: Condamine[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Pat Weir 13,554 41.8 −10.4
One Nation Frank Ashman 7,709 23.8 +23.8
Labor Brendon Huybregts 5,848 18.0 −2.7
Katter's Australian John Hill 3,694 11.4 −4.0
Greens Chris Turnbull 1,616 5.0 +1.1
Total formal votes 32,421 96.7 −1.4
Informal votes 1,117 3.3 +1.4
Turnout 33,538 91.8 +3.7
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal National Pat Weir 17,749 60.7 −6.4
One Nation Frank Ashman 11,489 39.3 +39.3
Liberal National hold Swing −6.4

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