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Electoral district of Mermaid Beach

Mermaid Beach is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland. The district is based in the southern part of the Gold Coast. It is a very safe seat for the Liberal National Party.

Mermaid Beach
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
Map of the electoral district of Mermaid Beach 2017.pdf
Map of the electoral district of Mermaid Beach 2017
StateQueensland
Dates current2009–present
MPRay Stevens
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeMermaid Beach
Electors33,675 (2017)
Area21 km2 (8.1 sq mi)
Coordinates28°3′S 153°25′E / 28.050°S 153.417°E / -28.050; 153.417Coordinates: 28°3′S 153°25′E / 28.050°S 153.417°E / -28.050; 153.417
Electorates around Mermaid Beach:
Mudgeeraba Surfers Paradise Coral Sea
Mudgeeraba Mermaid Beach Coral Sea
Mudgeeraba Burleigh Coral Sea
2008 map

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GeographyEdit

A compact urban, coastal electorate, Mermaid Beach includes the Gold Coast suburbs of Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters, Broadbeach Waters, Merrimac, Florida Keys, Miami Keys and parts of Robina.

HistoryEdit

Essentially a new name for the former district of Robina, Mermaid Beach was first created for the 2009 state election. Its inaugural member is Ray Stevens, previously the member for Robina.

Members for Mermaid BeachEdit

Member Party Term
  Ray Stevens Liberal National 2009–present

Election resultsEdit

Queensland state election, 2017: Mermaid Beach[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Ray Stevens 12,232 45.5 −4.4
Labor Joshua Blundell-Thornton 6,646 24.7 −2.7
Independent Mona Hecke 3,162 11.8 +11.8
Greens Helen Wainwright 2,599 9.7 +0.0
Independent Saraya Beric 1,286 4.8 +4.8
Independent Ric Allport 541 2.0 +2.0
Independent Gary Pead 391 1.5 +1.5
Total formal votes 26,857 93.4 −3.8
Informal votes 1,910 6.6 +3.8
Turnout 28,767 83.4 +2.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Ray Stevens 15,110 56.3 −4.0
Labor Joshua Blundell-Thornton 11,747 43.7 +4.0
Liberal National hold Swing −4.0

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