Division of Wright

Australian House of Representatives Division

Division of Wright in Queensland, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 2009
MP Scott Buchholz
Party Liberal National
Namesake Judith Wright
Electors 100,035 (2016)
Area 7,589 km2 (2,930.1 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Wright is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland, represented since the 2010 election by Scott Buchholz, a member of the Liberal National Party.

The seat was first contested at the 2010 election. The division was created under the Australian Electoral Commission's 2009 Redistribution of Queensland.[1] The division of Wright covers 7,589 square kilometres, stretching from the western Gold Coast, through the remnant rural areas between Logan City and the NSW border, and around to include the Lockyer Valley Council area west of Ipswich. As well as covering most of the Gold Coast hinterland, Wright includes Beaudesert, Jimboomba, Boonah, Laidley, Hatton and Helidon.

The name of the electorate was chosen to honour the poet Judith Wright.


  Scott Buchholz Liberal National 2010–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2016: Wright[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Scott Buchholz 36,935 41.82 −6.02
Labor Allistair Smith 20,110 22.77 +1.38
One Nation Rod Smith 18,461 20.90 +20.90
Greens Pietro Agnoletto 6,768 7.66 +2.26
Family First Barry Austin 3,163 3.58 +1.00
Liberal Democrats Mark Stone 1,979 2.24 +2.24
Mature Australia John Cox 902 1.02 +1.02
Total formal votes 88,318 95.69 +0.72
Informal votes 3,980 4.31 −0.72
Turnout 92,298 92.27 −1.80
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Scott Buchholz 52,651 59.62 −2.22
Labor Allistair Smith 35,667 40.38 +2.22
Liberal National hold Swing −2.22


  1. Antony Green Election Blog: Queensland Redistribution
  2. Wright, QLD, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

External links

Coordinates: 27°55′01″S 152°40′26″E / 27.917°S 152.674°E / -27.917; 152.674

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