Electoral district of Gympie

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Gympie
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Gympie (2008—)
State Queensland
Dates current 1873–1950; 1960–present
MP Tony Perrett
Party Liberal National
Namesake Gympie
Electors 33,448 (2015)
Area 3,365 km2 (1,299.2 sq mi)
Coordinates 26°12′S 152°47′E / 26.200°S 152.783°E / -26.200; 152.783Coordinates: 26°12′S 152°47′E / 26.200°S 152.783°E / -26.200; 152.783

Gympie is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland The electorate is centred on the city of Gympie and stretches north to Rainbow Beach and as far south to Pomona.

The seat is currently held by Tony Perrett of the Liberal National Party.

The district's most famous former member is Andrew Fisher, who later became Prime Minister of Australia.

Members for Gympie[edit]

Single member electorate (1873–1888)
Member Party Term
  Robert Lord Unaligned 1873–1877
  James Kidgell Unaligned 1877–1878
  John Hamilton McIlwraith conservative 1878–1883
  William Smyth Unaligned 1883–1888
Dual member electorate (1888–1912)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  William Smyth Unaligned 1888–1899   Matthew Mellor Unaligned 1888–1893
  Andrew Fisher Labour 1893–1896
  Jacob Stumm Ministerialist 1896–1899
  George Ryland Labour 1899–1912   Andrew Fisher Labour 1899–1901
  Daniel Mulcahy Labour 1901–1912
Single member electorate (1912–1950)
Member Party Term
  George Mackay Ministerialist 1912–1915
  Thomas Dunstan Labor 1915–1929
  Vivian Tozer Country and Progressive National 1929–1935
  Thomas Dunstan Labor 1935–1950
Single member electorate (1960–present)
Member Party Term
  Max Hodges Country 1960–1975
  National 1975–1979
  Len Stephan National 1979–2001
  Elisa Roberts One Nation 2001–2002
  Independent 2002–2006
  David Gibson National 2006–2008
  Liberal National 2008–2015
  Tony Perrett Liberal National 2015–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Gympie[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Tony Perrett 12,366 41.30 −11.72
Labor Stephen Meredith 6,971 23.28 +11.04
Katter's Australian Shane Paulger 4,804 16.05 −5.79
Palmer United Mitchell Frost 3,384 11.30 +11.30
Greens Shena Macdonald 2,414 8.06 −0.43
Total formal votes 29,939 97.80 −0.04
Informal votes 673 2.20 +0.04
Turnout 30,612 91.52 −1.01
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Tony Perrett 13,833 57.10 −10.16
Labor Stephen Meredith 10,394 42.90 +10.16
Liberal National hold Swing −10.16

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