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The Division of McPherson is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1948 and is named after the McPherson Range, which forms one of the divisional boundaries. McPherson is located in south east Queensland, and originally included the entire Gold Coast region, stretching as far as the Scenic Rim and Southern Downs. However, the area's dramatic population growth saw the seat shrink with successive redistributions, culminating in 1983 when most of its northern portion became Moncrieff.

Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of McPherson 2019.png
Division of McPherson in Queensland, as of the 2019 federal election.
MPKaren Andrews
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeMcPherson Range
Electors109,233 (2019)
Area229 km2 (88.4 sq mi)

It now serves the southern portion of the Gold Coast, including Coolangatta, Burleigh Heads, Tugun and Palm Beach.

It has always been held by a conservative party. Indeed, most of the area has been represented by centre-right MPs without interruption since 1906; before 1949, most of the Gold Coast was part of Moreton. Originally a Country Party bastion, urbanisation has turned it into a Liberal stronghold.



Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: McPherson[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Karen Andrews 42,590 48.60 −4.69
Labor Aaron Santelises 19,995 22.82 −3.18
Greens Alan Quinn 9,519 10.86 +0.58
One Nation John Spellman 5,069 5.78 +5.78
Liberal Democrats Scott Crowe 2,984 3.41 +3.41
United Australia Fiona Mackenzie 2,889 3.30 +3.30
Animal Justice Renee Stewart 2,245 2.56 +2.56
Independent Michael Kaff 1,544 1.76 +1.76
Conservative National Sean Gaffy 796 0.91 +0.91
Total formal votes 87,631 93.87 −1.66
Informal votes 5,718 6.13 +1.66
Turnout 93,349 85.46 −4.03
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Karen Andrews 54,569 62.27 +0.63
Labor Aaron Santelises 33,062 37.73 −0.63
Liberal National hold Swing +0.63

Results are not final. Last updated 7:30pm AEST on 27 May 2019.


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

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