Electoral district of Southern Downs

Southern Downs
QueenslandLegislative Assembly

Southern Downs (2008—)
State Queensland
Dates current 2001–present
MP Lawrence Springborg
Party Liberal National
Namesake Darling Downs
Electors 33,501 (2015)
Area 30,953 km2 (11,951.0 sq mi)
Coordinates 28°20′S 150°42′E / 28.333°S 150.700°E / -28.333; 150.700Coordinates: 28°20′S 150°42′E / 28.333°S 150.700°E / -28.333; 150.700

Southern Downs is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland.

The district takes in the southern parts of the Darling Downs region along the New South Wales border. It includes the major towns of Warwick, Stanthorpe and Goondiwindi and extends westward almost to St George. It includes a number of smaller communities such as:

Members for Southern Downs

  Lawrence Springborg National 2001–2008
  Liberal National 2008–present

Election results

Queensland state election, 2015: Southern Downs[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Lawrence Springborg 19,275 62.79 −3.83
Labor Louise Ryan 7,201 23.46 +10.05
Greens Elizabeth Ure 2,200 7.17 +3.25
Family First John Spellman 2,022 6.59 +4.39
Total formal votes 30,698 98.01 −0.26
Informal votes 623 1.99 +0.26
Turnout 31,321 92.46 +0.13
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Lawrence Springborg 20,008 69.20 −10.57
Labor Louise Ryan 8,906 30.80 +10.57
Liberal National hold Swing −10.57


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