Electoral district of Cunningham

This article is about the former Queensland state electorate. For the Australian federal electorate, see Division of Cunningham.
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
State Queensland
Dates current 1888–2009
Namesake Allan Cunningham

Cunningham was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland from 1888 to 2009.

Prior to its abolition, the district occupied an area of the Darling Downs, south and west of Toowoomba. Historically it was centred on the town of Clifton. The eastern portion of Cunningham drew voters from the southern suburbs of Toowoomba. There were also a number of small rural towns in the electorate, including Pittsworth, Millmerran and Cambooya, but no major centres. It was solidly conservative for its entire existence, and was held by the National Party without interruption from 1920 until the Nationals merged into the Liberal National Party of Queensland.

In 2008, Cunningham was abolished—with effect at the 2009 state election—following a redistribution undertaken by the Electoral Commission of Queensland. Its former territory and voters were split between the districts of Toowoomba South, Southern Downs and the new seat of Condamine.

Members for Cunningham

  William Allan Unaligned 1888–1896
  Thomas McGahan Farmer's Representative 1896–1899
  Francis Kates Independent Ministerialist 1899–1903
  Duncan Watson Ministerialist 1903–1904
  Francis Grayson Ministerialist/Liberal/Independent/Nationalist 1904–1920
  William Deacon Country 1920–1943
  Malcolm McIntyre Country 1944–1953
  Alan Fletcher Country 1953–1974
  Tony Elliott Country 1974–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–2001
  Stuart Copeland National 2001–2008
  Liberal National 2008–2009
  Independent 2009

Election results

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