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Electoral district of Barron River

Barron River is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland.

Barron River
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
Map of the electoral district of Barron River.pdf
Map of the electoral district of Barron River, 2017
StateQueensland
Dates current1972–present
MPCraig Crawford
PartyLabor
NamesakeT C Barron, police clerk
Electors34,684 (2017)
Area813 km2 (313.9 sq mi)
Coordinates16°51′S 145°44′E / 16.850°S 145.733°E / -16.850; 145.733Coordinates: 16°51′S 145°44′E / 16.850°S 145.733°E / -16.850; 145.733
Electorates around Barron River:
Cook Cook Coral Sea
Cook Barron River Cairns
Cook Mulgrave Mulgrave
2008 Electoral map

Created at the 1971 redistribution, it currently covers the northern suburbs of Cairns, as well as Kuranda. The Barron River from which the electorate derives its name runs through its centre. It is bordered by the districts of Cook to the north and west, Cairns to the southeast and Mulgrave to the south.

Members for Barron RiverEdit

Member Party Term
  Bill Wood Labor 1972–1974
  Martin Tenni National 1974–1989
  Lesley Clark Labor 1989–1995
  Lyn Warwick Liberal 1995–1998
  Lesley Clark Labor 1998–2006
  Steve Wettenhall Labor 2006–2012
  Michael Trout Liberal National 2012–2015
  Craig Crawford Labor 2015–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Queensland state election: Barron River[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Craig Crawford 9,497 33.5 −6.0
Liberal National Michael Trout 8,686 30.6 −10.4
One Nation Andrew Schebella 4,760 16.8 +16.8
Greens Cameron Boyd 3,551 12.5 +2.2
Independent Cheryl Tonkin 1,039 3.7 +3.7
Independent Andrew Hodgetts 826 2.9 +2.9
Total formal votes 28,359 95.4 −2.5
Informal votes 1,380 4.6 +2.5
Turnout 29,739 84.0 −3.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Craig Crawford 14,707 51.9 −1.7
Liberal National Michael Trout 13,652 48.1 +1.7
Labor hold Swing −1.7

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