Trevor Watts, since 2012.
Northern parts of Toowoomba, including central Toowoomba as well as Wilsonton, Rockville, Mount Lofty, North Toowoomba, East Toowoomba, Harlaxton and parts of Newtown.
The seat of Toowoomba North was first contested at the 1972 election. While the seat has been held by conservative parties for a majority of its existence, it has often been won by the ALP.
The seat was first won in 1972 by the ALP’s Ray Bousen, but he lost in a landslide victory for the Bjelke-Petersen government in 1974. John Lockwood of the Liberal Party won the seat in 1974.
Lockwood held the seat until the 1983 election, when he was defeated by Sandy McPhie of the National Party. At the 1983 election, the coalition between the National Party and the Liberal Party was dissolved, and a majority of Liberal MPs were defeated for re-election, including Lockwood.
McPhie held the seat until 1989, when he was defeated by the ALP’s John Flynn as part of the ALP’s return to power under Wayne Goss. Flynn lost in 1992 to the National Party’s Graham Healy.
Healy was re-elected in 1995 and served as a parliamentary secretary in the Borbidge government in 1998. He then served as a shadow minister after the ALP won the 1998 election.
In 2001, Peter Beattie’s ALP won a second term in a landslide, and the ALP’s Kerry Shine defeated Healy in Toowoomba North. Shine served as Attorney-General in the Beattie and Bligh governments from 2006 to 2009, and held the seat until 2012.
In 2012, Shine was defeated by LNP candidate Trevor Watts. Watts was re-elected in 2015 and 2017.
Toowoomba North will likely stay with the LNP.
|Trevor Watts||Liberal National||13,128||42.2||-2.2|
|Paul Wilson||One Nation||4,561||14.7||+14.7|
2017 two-party-preferred result
|Trevor Watts||Liberal National||17,337||55.7||+4.1|
Booths in Toowoomba North have been divided into three areas: east, north and south.
The LNP won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in the east (55%) and north (55.7%), while Labor won 53.5% in the south.
One Nation came third, with a primary vote ranging from 11.1% in the east to 16% in the north.
|Voter group||ON prim||LNP 2PP||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Toowoomba North at the 2017 QLD state election
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