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Seat #84: Kallangur

Kallangur1-2PPKallangur is an LNP seat to the north of Brisbane, covering the suburbs of Petrie, Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Dakabin, Kurwongbah and parts of Narangba.

The LNP’s Trevor Ruthenberg won Kallangur in 2012 with a 17% swing, and he now holds the seat by a 12.4% margin.

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Seat #83: Burdekin

Burdekin1-LNPBurdekin is an LNP seat in north Queensland, covering the Queensland coast from Bowen to the southern suburbs of Townsville, and also covering Ayr.

The LNP’s Rosemary Menkens has held Burdekin since 2004. In 2012, a collapse in the Labor vote and a vote of over 26% for Katter’s Australian Party saw the new party move into second place. Menkens holds Burdekin by a 12.5% margin over KAP.

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Seat #82: Everton

Everton1-2PPEverton is an LNP seat on the northern fringe of Brisbane, covering Oxford Park, Everton Hills, Albany Hill and parts of Mitchelton, Keperra and Arana Hills.

The LNP’s Tim Mander won Everton in 2012 with a 14.5% swing, and now holds Everton by 13.2%.

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Seat #81: Burleigh

Burleigh1-2PPBurleigh is an LNP seat on the Gold Coast, covering Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Waters, Varsity Lakes and Miami.

The LNP’s Michael Hart won Burleigh in 2012 with a 16% swing, and now holds the seat with an 11% margin.

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Seat #80: Whitsunday

Whitsunday1-2PPWhitsunday is an LNP seat in northern Queensland, covering including Cannonvale, Airlie Beach, Proserpine, Calen, and some outer northern and western suburbs of Mackay. Whitsunday covers the Queensland coast between Mackay and Bowen.

The LNP’s Jason Costigan won Whitsunday in 2012, and now holds the seat by a 10.7% margin.

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Seat #79: Beaudesert

Beaudesert1-2CPBeaudesert is an LNP seat covering rural areas to the south of Brisbane and to the west of the Gold Coast, covering most of Scenic Rim Region and southern rural parts of Logan City, including Jimboomba, Rathdowney, Beechmont, Mount Tamborine, Boonah and Aratula.

The LNP’s Jon Krause won Beaudesert. His predecessor, Aidan McLindon, was elected for the LNP in 2009, before leaving the party in 2010 and eventually joining Katter’s Australian Party. Krause’s margin over McLindon in 2012 was 10.6%, but Katter’s Australian Party is not running in Beaudesert this time.

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Seat #78: Sunnybank

Sunnybank is an LNP seat in southern Brisbane, covering Sunnybank, Acacia Ridge, Coopers Plains and Robertson, and parts of Macgregor, Eight Mile Plains, Runcorn and Sunnybank Hills.

The LNP’s Mark Stewart won Sunnybank in 2012, with a 21% swing. He holds Sunnybank by a 10.2% margin.

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Seat #77: Mundingburra

Mundingburra1-2PPMundingburra is an LNP seat in north Queensland, covering the southern Townsville suburbs of Heatley, Cranbrook, Aitkenvale, Mundingburra, Vincent, Gulliver, Douglas, Annandale and parts of Kirwan.

The LNP’s David Crisafulli won Mundingburra in 2012 with a 16.8% swing, and holds Mundingburra by a 10.2% margin.

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Seat #76: Redcliffe

Redcliffebyelection1-2PPRedcliffe is an LNP seat to the north of Brisbane, covering Kippa-ring, Redcliffe, Woody Point, Clontarf, Margate and Scarborough, as well as Moreton Island.

The LNP’s Scott Driscoll won Redcliffe in 2012 with a 15.7% swing. Driscoll’s political career was short-lived – he was suspended from the LNP in March 2013, and resigned from Parliament in November 2013 under threat of expulsion from Parliament.

The 2014 Redcliffe was won by Labor’s Yvette D’Ath, who had previously held the federal seat of Petrie from 2007 to 2013. D’Ath gained a swing back to the ALP of 17.2%, and holds Redcliffe by a margin of 7.1%.

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Seat #75: Toowoomba North

Toowoombanorth1-2PPToowoomba North is an LNP seat covering the northern suburbs of Toowoomba, including Wilsonton, Rockville, Mount Lofty, North Toowoomba, East Toowoomba, Harlaxton and parts of Newtown.

The ALP’s Kerry Shine held Toowoomba North from 2001 to 2012. In 2012, Shine was defeated by the LNP’s Trevor Watts with a 12.8% swing. Watts is defending a 9.6% margin, and will be challenged again by Kerry Shine.

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