Electoral district of Mulgrave (Queensland)

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Mulgrave
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Mulgrave (2008—)
State Queensland
Dates current 1873–1888; 1950–present
MP Curtis Pitt
Party Labor
Namesake Mulgrave River
Electors 30,754 (2015)
Area 1,664 km2 (642.5 sq mi)
Coordinates 17°13′S 145°51′E / 17.217°S 145.850°E / -17.217; 145.850Coordinates: 17°13′S 145°51′E / 17.217°S 145.850°E / -17.217; 145.850

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

The district in its present form is a narrow coastal strip running from the southern suburbs of Cairns at its northern end to Innisfail at its southern end. Mulgrave also includes the towns of Gordonvale and Babinda. The electorate was first created for the 1950 election.

There was an earlier district also called Mulgrave that existed from 1873 to 1888. It was based on the town of Bundaberg and was replaced by the new electoral district of Bundaberg by the Electoral Districts Act of 1887.[1]

Members for Mulgrave[edit]

First incarnation (1873–1888)
Member Party Term
  Walter Scott Squatter conservative 1873–1878
  Thomas McIlwraith Conservative leader 1878–1886
  Walter Adams Unaligned 1886–1888
Second incarnation (1950–present)
Member Party Term
  Bob Watson Country 1950–1953
  Charles English Labor 1953–1957
  Queensland Labor 1957
  Bob Watson Country 1957–1959
  Carlisle Wordsworth Country 1959–1960
  Roy Armstrong Country 1960–1975
  National Country 1975–1980
  Max Menzel National Country 1980–1982
  National 1982–1989
  Warren Pitt Labor 1989–1995
  Naomi Wilson National 1995–1998
  Charles Rappolt One Nation 1998
  Warren Pitt Labor 1998–2009
  Curtis Pitt Labor 2009–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Mulgrave[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Curtis Pitt 13,605 51.05 +16.55
Liberal National Robyn Quick 8,334 31.27 −0.73
Palmer United Christian Wolff 2,821 10.59 +10.59
Greens Henry Boer 1,021 3.83 +0.28
Independent Damian Byrnes 867 3.25 +3.25
Total formal votes 26,648 97.73 −0.40
Informal votes 618 2.27 +0.40
Turnout 27,266 88.66 −1.71
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Curtis Pitt 15,516 62.76 +11.62
Liberal National Robyn Quick 9,205 37.24 −11.62
Labor hold Swing +11.62

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