Electoral district of Somerset

Somerset was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland from 1950 to 1992.[1]

QueenslandLegislative Assembly
NamesakeLake Somerset

Its area was mostly inherited from the abolished district of Stanley, located in the upper Brisbane River valley. It was named after Lake Somerset.

Somerset was mostly a safe Country/National party seat, although was won by Labor in the 1953 election.

It was abolished in the 1991 redistribution, and its territory was distributed between the districts of Lockyer and Crows Nest.

Members for SomersetEdit

Member Party Term
  Duncan MacDonald Country 1950–1953
Alexander Skinner Labor 1953–1957
Queensland Labor 1957
Harold Richter Country 1957–1972
Bill Gunn Country 1972–1974
National 1974–1992

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Representatives of Queensland State Electorates 1860-2017" (PDF). Queensland Parliamentary Record 2012-2017: The 55th Parliament. Queensland Parliament. Archived from the original on 27 April 2020.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)

Coordinates: 26°58′19″S 152°25′48″E / 26.972°S 152.430°E / -26.972; 152.430