Electoral district of Mermaid Beach

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Mermaid Beach
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Mermaid Beach (2008—)
State Queensland
Dates current 2009–present
MP Ray Stevens
Party Liberal National
Namesake Mermaid Beach
Electors 35,102 (2015)
Area 29 km2 (11.2 sq mi)
Coordinates 28°3′S 153°25′E / 28.050°S 153.417°E / -28.050; 153.417Coordinates: 28°3′S 153°25′E / 28.050°S 153.417°E / -28.050; 153.417

Mermaid Beach is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland. The district is based in the southern part of the Gold Coast. It is a very safe seat for the Liberal National Party.

Geography[edit]

A compact urban, coastal electorate, Mermaid Beach includes the Gold Coast suburbs of Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters, Broadbeach Waters, Merrimac, Florida Keys, Miami Keys and parts of Robina.

History[edit]

Essentially a new name for the former district of Robina, Mermaid Beach was first created for the 2009 state election. Its inaugural member is Ray Stevens, previously the member for Robina.

Members for Mermaid Beach[edit]

Member Party Term
  Ray Stevens Liberal National 2009–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Mermaid Beach[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Ray Stevens 15,287 52.35 −12.78
Labor Gary Pead 7,333 25.11 +6.64
Greens Helen Wainwright 2,577 8.83 +1.37
Palmer United Alex Caraco 2,286 7.83 +7.83
Family First Simon Green 1,718 5.88 +3.01
Total formal votes 29,201 97.17 −0.51
Informal votes 852 2.84 +0.51
Turnout 30,053 85.62 −2.36
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Ray Stevens 16,374 62.93 −13.12
Labor Gary Pead 9,647 37.07 +13.12
Liberal National hold Swing −13.12

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