Division of Kennedy

Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Kennedy is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. It was one of the 75 divisions set up for the first federal election in 1901. The division is named after Edmund Kennedy, an explorer in the area where the division is located in Queensland.[1]

Kennedy
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Interactive map of boundaries (excluding outer islands)
Created1901
MPBob Katter
PartyKatter's Australian Party
NamesakeEdmund Kennedy
Electors96,394 (2013)
Area568,993 km2 (219,689.4 sq mi)
DemographicRural

The division covers a large area of outback Queensland. It includes the towns of Atherton, Babinda, Camooweal, Charters Towers, Cloncurry, Georgetown, Gordonvale, Hughenden, Ingham, Innisfail, Mareeba, Mount Isa, Normanton and Tully.[1]

Member Party Term
  Charles McDonald Labor 1901–1925
  Grosvenor Francis Nationalist 1925–1929
  Darby Riordan Labor 1929–1936
  Bill Riordan Labor 1936–1966
  Bob Katter, Sr. Country 1966–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1990
  Rob Hulls Labor 1990–1993
  Bob Katter National 1993–2001
  Independent 2001–2011
  Katter's Australian Party 2011–present

Since 1966 the division has been held by the conservative Katter family—Bob Sr. and his son, Bob Jr.—for all but one term. In the 2013 election there was a 17% swing against Katter.

Election results

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2022 Australian federal election: Kennedy[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Katter's Australian Bob Katter 39,036 41.70 +0.74
Liberal National Bryce Macdonald 26,387 28.19 +0.71
Labor Jason Brandon 15,033 16.06 −0.92
Greens Jennifer Cox 6,013 6.42 +1.25
United Australia Peter Campion 4,154 4.44 −2.22
Independent Jen Sackley 2,981 3.18 +3.18
Total formal votes 93,604 96.72 +0.88
Informal votes 3,171 3.28 −0.88
Turnout 96,775 84.59 −4.51
Notional two-party-preferred count
Liberal National Bryce Macdonald 56,312 60.16 −4.35
Labor Jason Brandon 37,292 39.84 +4.35
Two-candidate-preferred result
Katter's Australian Bob Katter 59,060 63.10 −0.23
Liberal National Bryce Macdonald 34,544 36.90 +0.23
Katter's Australian hold Swing −0.23

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Kennedy (Qld)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  2. Kennedy, QLD, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.

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