Ewen Jones

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Ewen Jones
Ewen Jones.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Herbert
In office
21 August 2010 – 2 July 2016
Preceded by Peter Lindsay
Succeeded by Cathy O'Toole
Personal details
Born (1960-03-07) 7 March 1960 (age 57)
Quilpie, Queensland
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal National Party
Website http://www.ewenjones.com.au/

Ewen Thomas Jones (born 7 March 1960) is a former Australian politician representing the division of Herbert for the Liberal National Party from the 2010 federal election until the 2016 federal election.[1][2]

Jones won the division of Herbert in 2010, achieving a 2.05% swing against the Labor candidate, former Mayor of Townsville, Tony Mooney. Jones is a longtime resident of Townsville, Queensland.[3]

On 18 July 2016, at the conclusion of vote counting for the 2016 election, Labor's Cathy O'Toole appeared to have defeated Jones by 8 votes, triggering an automatic recount.[4] The recount and subsequent distribution of preferences gave O'Toole a margin of 37 votes.[5] It represented the first time that Labor had won Herbert since the 1993 federal election.


  1. ^ http://www.ewenjones.com.au/ Personal Website www.ewenjones.com.au, Retrieved 2010-08-24
  2. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/08/23/2990335.htm?site=tropic%7C ABC News 'Herbert MP vows to get straight to work', Retrieved 2010-08-24
  3. ^ http://lnp.org.au/ewen-jones---lnp-candidate-for-herbert LNP Website, Retrieved 2010-08-24
  4. ^ ABC, "Election 2016: Herbert called for Labor, but close vote means recount to follow". Retrieved 19 July 2016
  5. ^ "Herbert, Qld". Australian Electoral Commission. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Peter Lindsay
Member for Herbert
Succeeded by
Cathy O'Toole