Electoral district of Lockyer

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Lockyer
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Lockyer (2008—)
State Queensland
MP Ian Rickuss
Party Liberal National
Namesake Lockyer Valley
Electors 32,977 (2015)
Area 3,148 km2 (1,215.4 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°41′S 152°28′E / 27.683°S 152.467°E / -27.683; 152.467Coordinates: 27°41′S 152°28′E / 27.683°S 152.467°E / -27.683; 152.467

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

The district consists primarily of Gatton and Laidley Shires and northern parts of Beaudesert Shire. It includes the major town of Gatton and a number of smaller centres including Laidley, Helidon and Withcott. The eastern parts of the district are part of the outer southern suburbs of Ipswich and Brisbane in the area of Greenmount.

The district is bounded on the west by Toowoomba North, and Toowoomba South. On the southwest and south by Condamine, Southern Downs and Beaudesert. To the north and northwest by Nanango. To the northeast, where it passes south of Ipswich and Brisbane, it is bounded by Ipswich West, Ipswich, Algester. To the east it shares a boundary with the seat of Logan.

The electorate has been represented by Ian Rickuss since the 2004 election. Pauline Hanson came within just 114 votes of being elected at the 2015 election with a 49.78 percent two-candidate vote.

Members for Lockyer[edit]

First incarnation (1888–1932)
Member Party Term
  William North Unaligned 1888–1893
  William Armstrong Various1 1893–1904
  Michael O'Keefe Ministerialist 1904–1907
  William Armstrong Various1 1907–1918
  Robert Butler Labor 1918–1920
  George Logan Country 1920–1929
  Charles Jamieson Independent 1929–1932
Second incarnation (1950–present)
Member Party Term
  (Sir) Gordon Chalk Liberal 1950–1976
  Tony Bourke Liberal 1976–1980
  Tony Fitzgerald National 1980–1998
  Peter Prenzler One Nation 1998–1999
  City Country Alliance 1999–2001
  Bill Flynn One Nation 2001–2004
  Ian Rickuss National 2004–2008
  Liberal National 2008–present

1 William Armstrong alternately listed his party alignment as Liberal, Opposition, and Ministeralist (twice). The parliamentary members' register does not list dates for these changes.

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Lockyer[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Ian Rickuss 10,259 33.73 −18.28
One Nation Pauline Hanson 8,132 26.74 +26.74
Labor Steve Leese 7,652 25.16 +7.48
Katter's Australian David Neuendorf 2,111 6.94 −16.88
Greens Clare Rudkin 1,190 3.91 −2.58
Palmer United Craig Gunnis 1,068 3.51 +3.51
Total formal votes 30,412 98.46 +0.80
Informal votes 476 1.54 −0.80
Turnout 30,888 92.14 −1.52
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal National Ian Rickuss 13,230 50.22 −14.65
One Nation Pauline Hanson 13,116 49.78 +49.78
Liberal National hold Swing −14.65

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