Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||729,897 km2 (281,814.8 sq mi)|
The division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 65 divisions to be contested at the first federal election. It is named after the Maranoa River, which runs through the division. Located in the mostly rural southwestern portion of the state, towns located in Maranoa include Charleville, Cunnamulla, Dalby, Roma, Kingaroy, Stanthorpe, Winton and Warwick.
Maranoa is a comfortably safe seat for The Nationals; it was the first Queensland seat won by that party. Originally a safe Labor seat, it has been in National hands for all but three years since the 1921 by-election, and without interruption since 1943. Maranoa was taken by the then-Country Party in 1943 despite a landslide Labor victory nationally—one of only seven seats won by the Country Party. At the 2016 and 2019 federal elections, One Nation overtook Labor for second place after preferences were distributed.
Presently, Maranoa is the Coalition's safest seat; Littleproud sits on a majority of 22 percent against One Nation and 25 percent against Labor.
The seat was nicknamed the 'Kingdom of Maranoa' by John Howard after it returned the highest 'No' vote in the 1999 referendum on Australia becoming a republic. The seat's then MP put the result down to the electorate being "well informed".
|Liberal National||David Littleproud||51,950||56.00||+6.81|
|One Nation||Rosemary Moulden||13,564||14.62||−3.20|
|Katter's Australian||Anthony Wallis||4,245||4.58||−0.20|
|United Australia||Julie Saunders||3,367||3.63||+3.63|
|Conservative National||Darren Christiansen||2,030||2.19||+2.19|
|Total formal votes||92,760||96.05||+1.58|
|Liberal National||David Littleproud||69,961||75.42||+7.88|
|Liberal National||David Littleproud||67,239||72.49||+6.63|
|One Nation||Rosemary Moulden||25,521||27.51||−6.63|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||+6.63|