Electoral district of Maryborough

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Maryborough
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
ECQ-2017-Final-Maryborough.pdf
Electoral map of Maryborough 2017
State Queensland
Created 1865
MP Bruce Saunders
Party Labor
Namesake Maryborough
Electors 35,597 (2017)
Area 4,419 km2 (1,706.2 sq mi)
Coordinates 25°39′S 152°30′E / 25.650°S 152.500°E / -25.650; 152.500Coordinates: 25°39′S 152°30′E / 25.650°S 152.500°E / -25.650; 152.500
Electorates around Maryborough:
Burnett Burnett Hervey Bay
Callide Maryborough Hervey Bay
Nanango Gympie Gympie
Electoral map of Maryborough 2008

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

The district is centred on the regional city of Maryborough and takes in other surrounding communities.

History[edit]

In 1864, the Additional Members Act created six additional electoral districts, each returning 1 member:

The first elections in these six electorates were held in 1865 (that is, during a parliamentary term and not as part of a general election across Queensland). The nomination date for the election in Maryborough was 30 January 1865 and the election was held on 1 February 1865.[1]

Between 1878 and 1912, the district elected two members, and then returned only a single member to the present time (2014).[2]

Members for Maryborough[edit]

Single member electorate (1865–1878 and 1912–present)
Member Party Term
  William Henry Walsh Squatter conservative 1865–1873
  Berkeley Basil Moreton Independent Liberal 1873–1875 Dual member electorate (1878–1912)
  John Douglas Independent Liberal 1875–1880 Member 2 Party Term
  Henry Edward King McIlwraith conservative 1878–1883
  Henry Palmer McIlwraith conservative 1880–1883
  John Hurley Unaligned 1883–1884   Richard Bingham Sheridan Liberal Party 1883–1888
  John Annear Ministerialist 1884–1902
  Richard Hyne Unaligned 1888–1893
  Charles Powers Opposition 1893–1896
  John Bartholomew Ministerialist 1896–1902
  Charles Barton Labor 1902–1902   John Norman Labor 1902–1907
  Henry Garde Ministerialist 1902–1904
 
 
William Mitchell Labor 1904–1909
  John Adamson Labor 1907–1909
  Edward Corser Ministerialist 1909–1915   Charles Booker Ministerialist 1909–1912
  Alfred Jones Labor 1915–1917
  David Weir Labor 1917–1929
  John Blackley Country and Progressive National 1929–1932
  James Stopford Labor 1932–1936
  William Demaine Labor 1937–1938
  David Farrell Labor 1938–1953
  Horace Davies Labor 1953–1971
  Gilbert Alison Liberal 1971–1977
  Brendan Hansen Labor 1977–1983
  Gilbert Alison National 1983–1989
  Bob Dollin Labor 1989–1998
  John Kingston One Nation 1998–1999
  Independent 1999–2003
  Chris Foley Independent 2003–2012
  Anne Maddern Liberal National 2012–2015
  Bruce Saunders Labor 2015–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2017: Maryborough[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bruce Saunders 14,208 45.2 +19.4
One Nation James Hansen 9,546 30.4 +23.7
Liberal National Richard Kingston 5,671 18.0 −13.7
Greens Craig Armstrong 1,102 3.5 +1.1
Independent Roger Currie 919 2.9 +2.9
Total formal votes 31,446 96.2 −1.8
Informal votes 1,237 3.8 +1.8
Turnout 32,683 90.5 +2.5
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Bruce Saunders 16,497 52.5 +1.4
One Nation James Hansen 14,949 47.5 +47.5
Labor hold Swing +1.4

References[edit]

  • "Alphabetical Register of Members of the Legislative Assembly 1860-2012" (PDF). Parliament of Queensland. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-31. 
  • Waterson, Duncan Bruce: Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament 1860–1929 (second edition), Sydney 2001.
  • Waterson, Duncan Bruce: Biographical register of the Queensland Parliament 1930–1980 w.an outline of Queensland electorates 1859–1980 / D.B. Waterson and John Arnold

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