Electoral district of Nicklin

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QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Nicklin (2008—)
State Queensland
Dates current 1986–present
MP Peter Wellington
Party Independent
Namesake Frank Nicklin
Electors 33,568 (2015)
Area 920 km2 (355.2 sq mi)
Coordinates 26°31′S 152°50′E / 26.517°S 152.833°E / -26.517; 152.833Coordinates: 26°31′S 152°50′E / 26.517°S 152.833°E / -26.517; 152.833

Nicklin is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland. The electorate is centred in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, and stretches north to Black Mountain, south to Palmwoods and Montville, and west to Kenilworth, including Conondale National Park. It includes notable localities such as Nambour, Yandina, Cooroy, Bli Bli, Mapleton and Woombye.[1]

The seat is currently held by independent Peter Wellington, who has done so since the 1998 election. His first vote in Parliament was to decide who would form government, the election having left the Labor Party one seat short of a majority. Wellington backed the formation of a minority Beattie Labor government.

Members for Nicklin[edit]

Member Party Term
  Brian Austin National 1986–1989
  Bob King Liberal 1989–1990[1]
  Neil Turner National 1990–1998
  Peter Wellington Independent 1998–present

1 Election declared void by the Court of Disputed Returns

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Nicklin[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Peter Wellington 13,237 43.79 +4.65
Liberal National Matt Trace 9,379 31.03 −4.84
Labor Justin Raethel 4,941 16.34 +8.48
Greens Julie Doolan 2,673 8.84 +1.77
Total formal votes 30,230 97.78 −0.49
Informal votes 686 2.22 +0.49
Turnout 30,916 90.59 −0.26
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Peter Wellington 18,058 64.89 +10.01
Liberal National Matt Trace 9,770 35.11 −10.01
Independent hold Swing +10.01


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