Electoral district of Toowoomba South

Toowoomba South
QueenslandLegislative Assembly

Toowoomba South (2016—)
State Queensland
MP David Janetzki
Party Liberal National Party
Namesake Toowoomba
Electors 33,830 (2015)
Area 42 km2 (16.2 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°35′S 151°57′E / 27.583°S 151.950°E / -27.583; 151.950Coordinates: 27°35′S 151°57′E / 27.583°S 151.950°E / -27.583; 151.950

Toowoomba South is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland. It was created with the 1972 redistribution, and replaced the abolished Toowoomba East.

The electorate covers the eastern and inner southern suburbs of Toowoomba. It excludes the outer southern suburbs of Toowoomba, Drayton, Darling Heights and the other areas near the University of Southern Queensland, which fall in Condamine.

It is part of the Darling Downs group of seats, and is bounded on the east by Lockyer, the north by Toowoomba North, and on the south and west by Condamine.

The electorate was held by John McVeigh for the Liberal National Party, until his resignation on 29 April 2016 to contest the federal seat of Groom at the 2016 federal election. David Janetzki was elected at the subsequent by-election on 16 July 2016.[1]

Members for Toowoomba South

  Peter Wood Labor 1972–1974
  John Warner Country 1974–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1986
  Clive Berghofer National 1986–1991
  Mike Horan National 1991–2008
  Liberal National 2008–2012
  John McVeigh Liberal National 2012–2016
  David Janetzki Liberal National 2016–present

Election results

Toowoomba South state by-election, 2016[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National David Janetzki 13,005 46.37 −8.96
Independent Di Thorley 9,827 35.04 +35.04
Family First Alexandra Todd 2,019 7.20 +7.20
Greens Ken Gover 1,519 5.42 −4.44
Katter's Australian Ken Elliott 1,188 4.24 +4.24
Independent Rob Berry 486 1.73 +1.73
Total formal votes 28,044 96.76 −0.79
Informal votes 940 3.24 +0.79
Turnout 28,984 83.49 −8.80
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal National David Janetzki 15,591 55.59 −10.07
Independent Di Thorley 12,453 44.41 +44.41
Liberal National hold Swing -10.07


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