Division of Wide Bay

Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Wide Bay is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was one of the original 75 divisions created for the first federal election in 1901. Wide Bay is located in south east Queensland. It includes the cities of Maryborough, Gympie, and Noosa Heads. It also covers Fraser Island, and inland areas as far west as Murgon. It is named after Wide Bay, which was named by Captain James Cook in 1770.

Wide Bay
Australian House of Representatives Division
Interactive map of boundaries
MPLlew O'Brien
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeWide Bay, Queensland
Area14,573 km2 (5,626.7 sq mi)

Members change

Member Party Term
  Andrew Fisher Labor 1901–1915
  Edward Corser Commonwealth Liberal 1915–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1928
  Bernard Corser Country 1928–1954
  William Brand Country 1954–1958
  Henry Bandidt Country 1958–1961
  Brendan Hansen Labor 1961–1974
  Clarrie Millar Country, National 1974–1990
  Warren Truss National 1990–2010
  Liberal National 2010–present

Famous members for Wide Bay include three time Prime Minister Andrew Fisher and Warren Truss, the leader of the National Party.

Election results change

2022 Australian federal election: Wide Bay[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Llew O'Brien 41,601 43.47 −3.62
Labor Geoff Williams 20,345 21.26 −0.49
One Nation Nathan Buckley 9,765 10.20 −0.63
Greens Craig Armstrong 9,088 9.50 −0.44
United Australia Tracy Bennett 4,406 4.60 +0.99
Independent Kelli Jacobi 4,106 4.29 +4.29
Independent Tim Jerome 2,737 2.86 −1.64
Informed Medical Options Andrea Newland 2,097 2.19 +2.19
Australian Values Daniel Williams 1,057 1.10 +1.10
Australian Federation John Woodward 501 0.52 +0.52
Total formal votes 95,703 93.58 −1.68
Informal votes 6,569 6.42 +1.68
Turnout 102,272 88.69 −2.98
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Llew O'Brien 58,708 61.34 −1.81
Labor Geoff Williams 36,995 38.66 +1.81
Liberal National hold Swing −1.81

References change

  1. Wide Bay, QLD, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.

Other websites change

Preceded by
Division represented by the Prime Minister
Andrew Fisher
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Division represented by the Prime Minister
Andrew Fisher
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Division represented by the Prime Minister
Andrew Fisher
Succeeded by
West Sydney

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