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Division of Wright

Wright
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Created2009
MPScott Buchholz
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeJudith Wright
Electors123,884 (2022)
Area7,577 km2 (2,925.5 sq mi)
DemographicRural and provincial

The Division of Wright is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland.

Geography

Federal electoral division boundaries in Australia are determined at redistributions by a redistribution committee appointed by the Australian Electoral Commission. Redistributions occur for the boundaries of divisions in a particular state, and they occur every seven years, or sooner if a state's representation entitlement changes or when divisions of a state are malapportioned.[1]

History

The seat was first contested at the 2010 election. The division was created under the Australian Electoral Commission's 2009 Redistribution of Queensland.[2] The division of Wright covers 7,577 square kilometres, stretching from the western Gold Coast, through the remnant rural areas between Logan City and the NSW border, and around to include the Lockyer Valley Council area west of Ipswich. As well as covering most of the Gold Coast hinterland, Wright includes Beaudesert, Jimboomba, Boonah, Laidley, Gatton, Hatton Vale and Helidon.

The name of the electorate was chosen to honour the poet Judith Wright. The division has been represented since the 2010 election by Scott Buchholz, a member of the Liberal National Party.

Members

Image Member Party Term Notes
  Scott Buchholz
(1968–)
Liberal National 21 August 2010
present
Served as Chief Government Whip in the House under Abbott and Turnbull. Incumbent

Election results

2022 Australian federal election: Wright[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Scott Buchholz 45,753 43.19 −1.73
Labor Pam McCreadie 22,643 21.37 +2.63
One Nation Keith Hicks 15,095 14.25 +0.24
Greens Nicole Thompson 12,107 11.43 +4.26
United Australia Cassandra Duffill 8,703 8.22 +3.32
Australian Federation Shonna-Lee Banasiak 1,632 1.54 +1.54
Total formal votes 105,933 96.60 +2.68
Informal votes 3,733 3.40 −2.68
Turnout 109,666 88.59 −3.42
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Scott Buchholz 64,506 60.89 −3.69
Labor Pam McCreadie 41,427 39.11 +3.69
Liberal National hold Swing −3.69
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Primary vote results in Wright (Parties that did not get 5% of the vote are omitted)
  Liberal National
  Labor
  One Nation
  Greens
  Palmer United/United Australia Party
  Katter's
  Independent
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Two-candidate-preferred results in Wright

References

  1. ^ Muller, Damon (14 November 2017). "The process of federal redistributions: a quick guide". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  2. ^ Election Blog: Queensland Redistribution, Antony Green
  3. ^ Wright, QLD, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.

27°55′01″S 152°40′26″E / 27.917°S 152.674°E / -27.917; 152.674

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