Division of Wright
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||7,589 km2 (2,930.1 sq mi)|
The seat was first contested at the 2010 election. The division was created under the Australian Electoral Commission's 2009 Redistribution of Queensland. The division of Wright covers 7,589 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, Hatton and Helidon.
The name of the electorate was chosen to honour the poet Judith Wright.
|Liberal National||Scott Buchholz||36,935||41.82||−6.02|
|One Nation||Rod Smith||18,461||20.90||+20.90|
|Family First||Barry Austin||3,163||3.58||+1.00|
|Liberal Democrats||Mark Stone||1,979||2.24||+2.24|
|Mature Australia||John Cox||902||1.02||+1.02|
|Total formal votes||88,318||95.69||+0.72|
|Liberal National||Scott Buchholz||52,651||59.62||−2.22|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||−2.22|
- Antony Green Election Blog: Queensland Redistribution
- Wright, QLD, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.