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The Division of Groom is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1984 as essentially a reconfigured version of the old Division of Darling Downs. It is named in honour of Sir Littleton Groom, who represented Darling Downs with only one short break from 1901 to 1936 and served as Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives.

Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Groom in Queensland, as of the 2019 federal election.
MPJohn McVeigh
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeLittleton Groom
Electors105,984 (2019)
Area5,586 km2 (2,156.8 sq mi)

It is located in the rural areas west of Brisbane and is centred on the city of Toowoomba, Australia's second largest inland city. Other centres include Oakey and Pittsworth.

The seat has never elected a Labor member in either of its incarnations. While Toowoomba itself (particularly, the northern suburbs) occasionally votes for Labor, it is nowhere near enough to overcome the conservative bent of the rural areas.



Member Party Term
  Tom McVeigh National 1984–1988
  Bill Taylor Liberal 1988–1998
  Ian Macfarlane Liberal 1998–2010
  Liberal National 2010–2016
  John McVeigh Liberal National 2016–present

Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Groom[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National John McVeigh 45,314 53.19 −0.81
Labor Troy Kay 16,200 19.02 −3.18
One Nation David King 11,085 13.01 +13.01
Greens Alyce Nelligan 6,703 7.87 +1.71
United Australia Kenneth Law 3,318 3.89 +3.89
Conservative National Perry Adrelius 2,573 3.02 +3.02
Total formal votes 85,193 96.71 +0.28
Informal votes 2,896 3.29 −0.28
Turnout 88,089 83.12 −9.99
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National John McVeigh 59,790 70.18 +4.87
Labor Troy Kay 25,403 29.82 −4.87

Results are not final. Last updated 5:30pm AEST on 25 May 2019.


  1. ^ Groom, QLD, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

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