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Electoral district of Keppel

Keppel is an electoral district in the state of Queensland, Australia.

Keppel
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
QLD - Keppel 2008.png
Keppel (2008—)
State Queensland
MP Brittany Lauga
Party Labor
Namesake Great Keppel Island
Electors 35,625 (2015)
Area 3,805 km2 (1,469.1 sq mi)
Coordinates 22°55′S 150°43′E / 22.917°S 150.717°E / -22.917; 150.717Coordinates: 22°55′S 150°43′E / 22.917°S 150.717°E / -22.917; 150.717

The electoral district encompasses the central Queensland coast from the mouth of the Fitzroy River in the south to Shoalwater Bay to the north. Major communities located within this electorate include Yeppoon, Emu Park, Byfield, and the Rockhampton suburbs of Parkhurst and Lakes Creek.

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Members for KeppelEdit

First incarnation (1912–1960)
Member Party Term
  James Larcombe Labor 1912–1929
  Owen Daniel Country and Progressive National 1929–1936
  David Daniel Country 1936–1944
  Walter Ingram Labor 1944–1952
  Viv Cooper Labor 1952–1957
  Queensland Labor 1957
  Merv Thackeray Labor 1957–1960
Second incarnation (1992-present)
Member Party Term
  Vince Lester National 1992–2004
  Paul Hoolihan Labor 2004–2012
  Bruce Young Liberal National 2012–2015
  Brittany Lauga Labor 2015–present

Election resultsEdit

Queensland state election, 2015: Keppel[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Brittany Lauga 14,403 44.43 +10.98
Liberal National Bruce Young 12,698 39.17 −5.08
Palmer United Warren Purnell 2,679 8.26 +8.26
Greens Brandon Jones 1,497 4.62 −1.80
Independent Bruce Diamond 1,143 3.53 +3.53
Total formal votes 32,420 98.32 +0.37
Informal votes 554 1.68 −0.37
Turnout 32,974 92.56 −0.14
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Brittany Lauga 16,465 54.80 +11.19
Liberal National Bruce Young 13,583 45.20 −11.19
Labor gain from Liberal National Swing +11.19

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