IND 11.5% vs LNP
Sandy Bolton, since 2017
Sunshine Coast. Noosa covers the northern Sunshinse Coast suburbs of Tewantin, Noosaville, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Beach, Castaways Beach, Marcus Beach and Peregian Beach, as well as Eumundi.
The seat of Noosa has existed since 1992. The seat was won by the Liberal Party from 1992 to 2001 and since 2006.
Bruce Davidson won the seat for the Liberal Party in 1992. Davidson served as a minister in the Borbidge government from 1996 to 1998.
In 2001, Davidson was defeated by ALP candidate Cate Molloy. Molloy was re-elected in 2004.
In 2006, Molloy came into conflict with her party when she came out against the government’s plans for a dam on the Mary River. She was disendorsed as the Labor candidate for Noosa, and resigned from the ALP to sit as an independent.
At the 2006 election, Molloy lost to the Liberal Party’s Glen Elmes. Elmes was re-elected as the LNP candidate in 2009, 2012 and 2015.
Elmes lost his seat in 2017 to independent candidate Sandy Bolton.
- James Blevin (Liberal National)
- Sandy Bolton (Independent)
- Mark Denham (Labor)
- Rhonda Prescott (Greens)
Bolton won comfortably in 2017, but there would be a wide range of possible outcomes here. First-term independent MPs often strengthen their hold on their seat, but that doesn’t always happen.
|Glen Elmes||Liberal National||8,892||29.4||-16.5|
|Eve Whiteside||One Nation||3,551||11.8||+11.8|
2017 two-candidate-preferred result
|Glen Elmes||Liberal National||11,616||38.5||-18.1|
Booths in Noosa have been divided into four areas: central, east, north and west.
Independent candidate Sandy Bolton polled over 60% of the two-candidate-preferred vote in every area, ranging from 61.1% in the centre to 74.7% in the north.
Labor came third, just ahead of One Nation and the Greens.
|Voter group||ALP prim||IND 2CP||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Noosa at the 2017 QLD state election
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