Division of Maranoa

Australian House of Representatives Division

Division of Maranoa in Queensland, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 1901
MP David Littleproud
Party Liberal National
Namesake Maranoa, Queensland
Electors 102,861 (2016)
Area 731,297 km2 (282,355.4 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

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.


  Jim Page Labor 1901–1921
  James Hunter Country 1921–1940
  Frank Baker Labor 1940–1943
  Charles Adermann Country 1943–1949
  Charles Russell Country 1949–1950
  Independent 1950–1951
  Wilfred Brimblecombe Country 1951–1966
  James Corbett Country 1966–1980
  Ian Cameron National 1980–1990
  Bruce Scott National 1990–2010
  Liberal National 2010–2016
  David Littleproud Liberal National 2016–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2016: Maranoa[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National David Littleproud 44,297 49.19 −8.23
Labor Dave Kerrigan 16,456 18.27 +1.98
One Nation Lynette Keehn 16,047 17.82 +17.82
Katter's Australian Rick Gurnett 4,306 4.78 −0.81
Greens Katherine Hompes 3,056 3.39 +0.32
Family First Myfanwy Schenk 2,905 3.23 +0.47
CountryMinded Luke Arbuckle 2,141 2.38 +2.38
Rise Up Australia Sherrilyn Church 841 0.93 −0.03
Total formal votes 90,049 94.47 −1.14
Informal votes 5,269 5.53 +1.14
Turnout 95,318 92.67 −1.73
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National David Littleproud 60,821 67.54 −4.74
Labor Dave Kerrigan 29,228 32.46 +4.74
Two-candidate-preferred result
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


  1. Maranoa, QLD, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

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Coordinates: 25°48′25″S 144°43′05″E / 25.807°S 144.718°E / -25.807; 144.718

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