Division of Maranoa
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||731,297 km2 (282,355.4 sq mi)|
The Division of Maranoa is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first federal election. It is named after the Maranoa River, which runs through the division. Located in the mostly rural southwestern portion of the state, towns located in Maranoa include Charleville, Cunnamulla, Dalby, Roma, Kingaroy, Stanthorpe, Winton and Warwick.
Maranoa is a comfortably safe seat for The Nationals; it was actually the first Queensland seat won by that party. It has been in National hands for all but three years since a 1921 by-election, and without interruption since 1943. Only two Labor MPs have ever won it. As a measure of how conservative this seat is, it was taken by the then-Country Party in 1943 despite a landslide Labor victory nationally--one of only seven seats won by the Country Party. Further underlining this, at the 2016 federal election, One Nation overtook Labor for second place after preferences were distributed even as Labor picked up a 14-seat swing nationally. In a traditional two-party matchup, Labor currently needs a 17-point swing to win it.
|David Littleproud||Liberal National||2016–present|
|Liberal National||David Littleproud||44,297||49.19||−8.23|
|One Nation||Lynette Keehn||16,047||17.82||+17.82|
|Katter's Australian||Rick Gurnett||4,306||4.78||−0.81|
|Family First||Myfanwy Schenk||2,905||3.23||+0.47|
|Rise Up Australia||Sherrilyn Church||841||0.93||−0.03|
|Total formal votes||90,049||94.47||−1.14|
|Liberal National||David Littleproud||60,821||67.54||−4.74|
|Liberal National||David Littleproud||59,308||65.86||−6.42|
|One Nation||Lynette Keehn||30,741||34.14||+34.14|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||N/A|
- Maranoa, QLD, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.