Electoral district of Lockyer

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QueenslandLegislative Assembly
Map of the electoral district of Lockyer.pdf
Map of the electoral district of Lockyer, 2017
MPJim McDonald
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeLockyer Valley
Electors32,961 (2017)
Area2,344 km2 (905.0 sq mi)
Coordinates27°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
Electorates around Lockyer:
Condamine Nanango Moggill
Toowoomba North
Toowoomba South
Lockyer Ipswich West
Condamine Southern Downs Scenic Rim
2008 map

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, Moggill. To the east it shares a boundary with the seat of Logan.

The electorate has been represented by Jim McDonald since the 2017 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 Drayton Armstrong Various1 1893–1904
  Michael O'Keefe Ministerialist 1904–1907
  William Drayton Armstrong Various1 1907–1918
  Cuthbert 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 2008–2017
  Jim McDonald Liberal National 2017–present

1 William Drayton 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]

2017 Queensland state election: Lockyer[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Jim McDonald 10,377 35.8 +0.8
One Nation Jim Savage 9,960 34.4 +8.5
Labor Nicole Lincoln 6,635 22.9 −2.6
Greens Ian Simons 1,317 4.5 +0.9
Independent Tony Parr 683 2.4 +2.4
Total formal votes 28,972 96.1 −2.3
Informal votes 1,176 3.9 +2.3
Turnout 30,148 89.8 +1.6
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal National Jim McDonald 15,666 54.1 +2.5
One Nation Jim Savage 13,306 45.9 -2.5
Liberal National hold Swing +2.5


External links[edit]

  • Green, Antony. "Electorate Profile". Australian Broadcasting Corporation.