Electoral district of Mirani
|Area||44,727 km2 (17,269.2 sq mi)|
It covers much of the Queensland coast between the cities of Rockhampton and Mackay, as well as the hinterland west of Mackay. Towns include St Lawrence, Carmila, Sarina, and Eungella. The district is named after the town of Mirani.
Mirani was historically a safely conservative seat, and was held by the Country Party and its successors the National Party and Liberal National Party from 1947 to 2015. A redistribution in 2008 made Mirani a notionally Labor held seat with a 1.2% margin, but veteran incumbent Ted Malone achieved a swing strong enough to retain this seat at the 2009 election. Malone retired at the 2015 state election, at which Mirani was won by Labor candidate Jim Pearce, formerly Labor member for abolished Fitzroy from 1989 to 2009.
Members for Mirani
Nationalist/Northern Country/Country/Country and Progressive National
|Liberal National||John Kerslake||11,505||37.31||−9.34|
|Palmer United||Michael Hall||5,146||16.69||+16.69|
|Total formal votes||30,838||97.99||−0.26|
|Liberal National||John Kerslake||12,534||45.18||−16.01|
|Labor gain from Liberal National||Swing||+16.01|
- Electorate Profile (Antony Green, ABC)