Electoral district of Dalrymple

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Dalrymple
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Dalrymple (2008—)
State Queensland
Dates current 2009–present
MP Shane Knuth
Party Katter's Australian Party
Namesake Dalrymple National Park
Electors 30,197 (2015)
Area 105,337 km2 (40,670.8 sq mi)
Coordinates 19°52′S 146°17′E / 19.867°S 146.283°E / -19.867; 146.283Coordinates: 19°52′S 146°17′E / 19.867°S 146.283°E / -19.867; 146.283

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

Geography[edit]

Based in inland northern Queensland, Dalrymple is a north–south elongated electorate, running from the Atherton Tableland west of Cairns at its northern end, down to areas west of Mackay at its southern end. Towns in the electorate include Charters Towers, Moranbah, Atherton and Herberton.[1]

History[edit]

Dalrymple was first created for the 2009 election from parts of the abolished electorates of Charters Towers and Tablelands.[2] Originally proposed by the Electoral Commission of Queensland to be named Macrossan, the name Dalrymple was adopted after further review. The district's first contest pitted two incumbent MPs against each other with sitting Charters Towers MP Shane Knuth of the Liberal National Party defeating sitting Tablelands MP Rosa Lee Long of One Nation.

Members for Dalrymple[edit]

Member Party Term
  Shane Knuth Liberal National 2009–2011
  Australian 2011–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Dalrymple[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Katter's Australian Shane Knuth 11,127 41.59 −12.13
Liberal National Liz Schmidt 8,004 29.92 +0.81
Labor Leanne Kettleton 6,489 24.26 +13.17
Greens Valerie Weier 1,131 4.23 −0.50
Total formal votes 26,751 98.31 −0.22
Informal votes 459 1.69 +0.22
Turnout 27,210 90.11 −0.36
Two-candidate-preferred result
Katter's Australian Shane Knuth 15,987 65.10 −0.12
Liberal National Liz Schmidt 8,571 34.90 +0.12
Katter's Australian hold Swing −0.12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Green, Antony. "Dalrymple - 2009 Queensland Election". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  2. ^ "2008 Queensland State Redistribution: Dalrymple". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Archived from the original on 2009-06-29. 
  3. ^ 2015 State General Election - Dalrymple - District Summary, ECQ.

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