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The Division of Wright is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland, represented since the 2010 election by Scott Buchholz, a member of the Liberal National Party.

Wright
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Wright 2019.png
Division of Wright in Queensland, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created2009
MPScott Buchholz
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeJudith Wright
Electors112,110 (2019)
Area7,577 km2 (2,925.5 sq mi)
DemographicRural

The seat was first contested at the 2010 election. The division was created under the Australian Electoral Commission's 2009 Redistribution of Queensland.[1] 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, Hatton and Helidon.

The name of the electorate was chosen to honour the poet Judith Wright.

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MembersEdit

Member Party Term
  Scott Buchholz Liberal National 2010–present

Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Wright[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Scott Buchholz 32,731 44.81 +2.99
Labor Pam McCreadie 13,962 19.11 −3.66
One Nation Chris O'Callaghan 10,251 14.03 −6.87
Greens Shannon Girard 4,946 6.77 −0.89
Independent Innes Larkin 4,012 5.49 +5.49
United Australia David Wright 3,434 4.70 +4.70
Katter's Australian Matthew Tomlinson 2,008 2.75 +2.75
Conservative National Rod Smith 1,704 2.33 +2.33
Total formal votes 73,048 94.13 −1.56
Informal votes 4,556 5.87 +1.56
Turnout 77,604 69.22 −23.02
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal National Scott Buchholz 46,851 64.14 +4.52
Labor Pam McCreadie 26,197 35.86 −4.52

Results are not final. Last updated 7:30pm AEST on 20 May 2019.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Antony Green Election Blog: Queensland Redistribution
  2. ^ Wright, QLD, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

External linksEdit