The LNP’s Trevor Ruthenberg won Kallangur in 2012 with a 17% swing, and he now holds the seat by a 12.4% margin.
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.
The LNP’s Tim Mander won Everton in 2012 with a 14.5% swing, and now holds Everton by 13.2%.
The LNP’s Michael Hart won Burleigh in 2012 with a 16% swing, and now holds the seat with an 11% margin.
Whitsunday 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.
Beaudesert 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.
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.
The LNP’s David Crisafulli won Mundingburra in 2012 with a 16.8% swing, and holds Mundingburra by a 10.2% margin.
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%.
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.