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Electoral district of Barron River

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Electoral district of Barron River

Barron River
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
Barron River (2008—)
State Queensland
Dates current 1972–present
MP Craig Crawford
Party Labor
Namesake T C Barron, police clerk
Electors 38,470 (2015)
Area 600 km2 (231.7 sq mi)

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

Created at the 1971 redistribution, it currently covers the northern suburbs of Cairns, as well as Kuranda. The Barron River from which the electorate derives its name runs through its centre. It is bordered by the districts of Cook to the north and west, Cairns to the southeast and Mulgrave to the south.


  • Members for Barron River 1
  • Election results 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Members for Barron River

Member Party Term
  Bill Wood Labor 1972–1974
  Martin Tenni National 1974–1989
  Lesley Clark Labor 1989–1995
  Lyn Warwick Liberal 1995–1998
  Lesley Clark Labor 1998–2006
  Steve Wettenhall Labor 2006–2012
  Michael Trout Liberal National 2012–2015
  Craig Crawford Labor 2015–present

Election results

Queensland state election, 2015: Barron River[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Michael Trout 13,866 41.60 −4.11
Labor Craig Crawford 13,138 39.41 +11.57
Greens Noel Castley-Wright 3,392 10.18 +1.02
Palmer United Andrew Schebella 2,937 8.81 +8.81
Total formal votes 33,333 97.91 +0.16
Informal votes 710 2.09 −0.16
Turnout 34,043 88.49 −0.98
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Craig Crawford 16,764 53.12 +12.60
Liberal National Michael Trout 14,794 46.88 −12.60
Labor gain from Liberal National Swing +12.60


  1. ^ 2015 State General Election - Barron River - District Summary, ECQ.

External links

  • Electorate Profile (Antony Green, ABC)
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