Electoral district of Mirani

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Mirani
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
ECQ-2017-Final-Mirani.pdf
Electoral map of Mirani 2017
State Queensland
MP Stephen Andrew
Party One Nation
Namesake Mirani
Electors 32,187 (2017)
Area 63,290 km2 (24,436.4 sq mi)
Coordinates 22°21′S 149°13′E / 22.350°S 149.217°E / -22.350; 149.217Coordinates: 22°21′S 149°13′E / 22.350°S 149.217°E / -22.350; 149.217
Electorates around Mirani:
Burdekin Whitsunday Mackay
Burdekin Mirani Coral Sea
Gregory Callide Keppel
Gladstone
Electoral map of Mirani 2008

Mirani is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland. It is represented by Stephen Andrew, of Pauline Hanson's One Nation.

It covers much of the Queensland coast between the cities of Rockhampton and Mackay, as well as the hinterland west of Mackay. Towns include St Lawrence, Carmila, Sarina, and Eungella. The district is named after the town of Mirani.

Mirani was historically a safely conservative seat, and was held by the Country Party and its successors the National Party and Liberal National Party from 1947 to 2015. A redistribution in 2008 made Mirani a notionally Labor held seat with a 1.2% margin, but veteran incumbent Ted Malone achieved a swing strong enough to retain this seat at the 2009 election. Malone retired at the 2015 state election, at which Jim Pearce, formerly Labor member for abolished Fitzroy from 1989 to 2009, became only the second Labor member ever to win Mirani.

Pearce was subsequently defeated at the 2017 election by Stephen Andrew, of Pauline Hanson's One Nation.

Members for Mirani[edit]

Member Party Term
  Edward Swayne Liberal 1912–1918
  National 1918–1920
  Northern Country 1920–1923
  Country 1923–1925
  CPNP 1925–1935
  Ted Walsh Labor 1935–1947
  Ernie Evans Country 1947–1965
  Tom Newbery Country 1965–1974
  National 1974–1980
  Jim Randell National 1980–1994
  Ted Malone National 1994–2008
  Liberal National 2008–2015
  Jim Pearce Labor 2015–2017
  Stephen Andrew One Nation 2017–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2017: Mirani[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jim Pearce 10,592 36.7 −4.3
One Nation Stephen Andrew 9,234 32.0 +32.0
Liberal National Kerry Latter 7,753 26.9 −11.4
Greens Christine Carlisle 1,247 4.3 +0.2
Total formal votes 28,826 96.5 −1.4
Informal votes 1,033 3.5 +1.4
Turnout 29,859 91.1 −0.7
Two-candidate-preferred result
One Nation Stephen Andrew 15,801 54.8 +54.8
Labor Jim Pearce 13,025 45.2 −8.6
One Nation gain from Labor Swing +8.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 State General Election - Mirani - District Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. 12 December 2017. Archived from the original on 9 April 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2018. 

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