Electoral district of Toowoomba North

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Toowoomba North
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
ECQ-2017-Final-Toowoomba North.pdf
Electoral map of Toowoomba North 2017
MPTrevor Watts
PartyLiberal National
Electors35,825 (2017)
Area101 km2 (39.0 sq mi)
Coordinates27°30′S 151°58′E / 27.500°S 151.967°E / -27.500; 151.967Coordinates: 27°30′S 151°58′E / 27.500°S 151.967°E / -27.500; 151.967
Electorates around Toowoomba North:
Condamine Condamine Lockyer
Condamine Toowoomba North Lockyer
Condamine Toowoomba South Lockyer
Electoral map of Toowoomba North 2008

Toowoomba North is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland. It was created with the 1972 redistribution, it replaced the abolished electorate of Toowoomba West.

It covers the northern and inner western suburbs of the city of Toowoomba (Cranley, Harlaxton, Mount Lofty, Prince Henry Heights, Rockville, Wilsonton, Wetala, as well as the northern parts of North and East Toowoomba, it also includes the urban fringe area of Blue Mountain Heights and the townships of Meringandan and Spring Bluff and the satellite town of Highfields. It excludes the western suburbs of Toowoomba, (i.e. those in Jondaryan Shire) which are in Darling Downs.

The electorate is currently represented by Trevor Watts of the Liberal National Party of Queensland.

Members for Toowoomba North[edit]

Member Party Term
  Ray Bousen Labor 1972–1974
  John Lockwood Liberal 1974–1983
  Sandy McPhie National 1983–1989
  John Flynn Labor 1989–1992
  Graham Healy National 1992–2001
  Kerry Shine Labor 2001–2012
  Trevor Watts Liberal National 2012–present

Election results[edit]

2017 Queensland state election: Toowoomba North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Trevor Watts 13,128 42.2 −2.2
Labor Kerry Shine 10,274 33.0 −5.8
One Nation Paul Wilson 4,561 14.7 +14.7
Greens Emmeline Chidley 2,033 6.5 +2.0
Independent Josie Townsend 1,118 3.6 +3.6
Total formal votes 31,114 96.4 −1.7
Informal votes 1,166 3.6 +1.7
Turnout 32,280 88.2 −1.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Trevor Watts 17,337 55.7 +4.1
Labor Kerry Shine 13,777 44.3 −4.1
Liberal National hold Swing +4.1


External links[edit]

  • Green, Antony. "Electorate Profile". Australian Broadcasting Corporation.