Division of McPherson

Australian House of Representatives Division

Division of McPherson in Queensland, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 1949
MP Karen Andrews
Party Liberal National
Namesake McPherson Range
Electors 103,754 (2016)
Area 230 km2 (88.8 sq mi)
Demographic Provincial

The Division of McPherson is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1948 and is named after the McPherson Range, which forms one of the divisional boundaries. McPherson is located in south east Queensland, and originally included the entire Gold Coast region. However, the area's dramatic population growth has seen it contract to the southern portion of the Gold Coast. It has always been held by a conservative party. Originally a Country Party bastion, urbanisation has turned it into a Liberal stronghold.


  (Sir) Arthur Fadden Country 1949–1958
  Charles Barnes Country 1958–1972
  Eric Robinson Liberal 1972–1981
  Peter White Liberal 1981–1990
  John Bradford Liberal 1990–1998
  Christian Democrats 1998–1998
  Margaret May Liberal 1998–2010
  Karen Andrews Liberal National 2010–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2016: McPherson[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Karen Andrews 47,284 53.29 +3.13
Labor Sandy Gadd 23,069 26.00 +3.25
Greens Peter Burgoyne 9,119 10.28 +3.42
Family First Simon Green 5,404 6.09 +2.37
Independent Rob Jones 3,850 4.34 +4.34
Total formal votes 88,726 95.53 +0.74
Informal votes 4,151 4.47 −0.74
Turnout 92,877 89.52 −3.09
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Karen Andrews 54,687 61.64 −1.36
Labor Sandy Gadd 34,039 38.36 +1.36
Liberal National hold Swing −1.36


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

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Coordinates: 28°08′53″S 153°23′56″E / 28.148°S 153.399°E / -28.148; 153.399

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