Electoral district of Whitsunday

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Whitsunday
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Whitsunday (2008—)
State Queensland
MP Jason Costigan
Party Liberal National
Namesake Whitsunday Island
Electors 36,250 (2015)
Area 6,073 km2 (2,344.8 sq mi)
Coordinates 20°35′S 149°2′E / 20.583°S 149.033°E / -20.583; 149.033Coordinates: 20°35′S 149°2′E / 20.583°S 149.033°E / -20.583; 149.033

Whitsunday is an electoral division in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland, Queensland, Australia.

It encompasses the Whitsunday Islands as well as mainland centres from Bowen to the northern suburbs of Mackay, Airlie Beach and Proserpine.


Members for Whitsunday[edit]

Member Party affiliation Period
  Lloyd Roberts Country Party 1950–1961
  Ron Camm Country 1961–1975
  National Country 1975–1980
  Geoff Muntz National Country 1980–1982
  National 1982–1989
  Independent 1989
  Lorraine Bird Labor 1989–1998
  Harry Black One Nation 1998–1999
  Independent 1999
  One Nation Queensland 1999–2001
  Jan Jarratt Labor 2001–2012
  Jason Costigan Liberal National 2012–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Whitsunday[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Jason Costigan 13,474 41.76 −2.62
Labor Bronwyn Taha 11,775 36.49 +9.07
Palmer United Kylee Stanton 4,047 12.54 +12.54
Greens Tony Fontes 1,972 6.11 +0.23
Independent Dan Van Blarcom 997 3.09 +3.09
Total formal votes 32,265 97.89 −0.43
Informal votes 695 2.11 +0.43
Turnout 32,960 89.54 −0.85
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Jason Costigan 14,565 50.38 −10.30
Labor Bronwyn Taha 14,347 49.62 +10.30
Liberal National hold Swing −10.30

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