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Electoral district of Dalrymple

Dalrymple
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
State Queensland
Dates current 2009–present
MP Shane Knuth
Party Katter's Australian Party
Namesake Dalrymple National Park

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

Geography

Based in inland northern Queensland, Dalrymple is a north–south elongated electorate, running from the Atherton Tableland west of Cairns at its northern end, down to areas west of Mackay at its southern end. Towns in the electorate include Charters Towers, Moranbah, Atherton and Herberton.[1]

History

Dalrymple was first created for the 2009 election from parts of the abolished electorates of Charters Towers and Tablelands.[2] Originally proposed by the Electoral Commission of Queensland to be named Macrossan, the name Dalrymple was adopted after further review. The district's first contest pitted two incumbent MPs against each other with sitting Charters Towers MP Shane Knuth of the Liberal National Party defeating sitting Tablelands MP Rosa Lee Long of One Nation.

Members for Dalrymple

Member Party Term
  Shane Knuth Liberal National 2009–2011
Katter's Australian Party 2011–present

Election results

Main article: Electoral results for the district of Dalrymple
Queensland state election, 2012: Dalrymple[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Katter's Australian Party Shane Knuth 13,982 53.73 +53.73
Liberal National Liz Schmidt 7,576 29.11 -12.31
Labor Benjamin Gertz 2,886 11.09 -11.06
Greens Jess Jones 1,230 4.73 +1.57
Independent Jason Briskey 177 0.68 +0.68
Independent Christopher Williamson 172 0.66 +0.66
Total formal votes 26,023 98.53 -0.26
Informal votes 388 1.47 +0.26
Turnout 26,411 90.47 -0.89
Katter's Australian Party Shane Knuth 15,126 65.22 +65.22
Liberal National Liz Schmidt 8,067 34.78 -20.40
style="background-color: | gain from Liberal National Swing N/A

References

External links

  • Electorate Profile (Antony Green, ABC)
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