Cause of by-election
Sitting Liberal National MP Colin Boyce resigned in March 2022 to run successfully for the federal seat of Flynn.
Margin – LNP 15.8%
Central Queensland. Callide covers regional areas inland from the central Queensland coast. The seat covers Biloela, Moura, Monto, Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Gayndah, Theodore, Taroom, Chinchilla, Calliope and Wandoan.
Callide was created at the 1950 election, and apart from a short period in the 1980s has always been dominated by the Country/National/Liberal National parties.
Vincent Jones held the seat for the Country Party from 1950 to 1971.
At the 1972 election the seat was won by the Country Party’s Lindsay Hartwig. Hartwig won further terms in 1974, 1977 and 1980. In 1981 Hartwig was expelled from the National Country Party. He won re-election in 1983 as an independent and retired in 1986.
Di McCauley held Callide for the National Party from 1986 until 1998.
In 1998, McCauley was succeeded by Jeff Seeney.
Seeney won re-election in 2001, 2004 and 2006, and after the 2006 election became Leader of the National Party.
In 2008, Seeney was replaced by his predecessor Lawrence Springborg, who led the Nationals into a merger with the Liberal Party later that year.
Seeney won re-election as a Liberal National candidate in 2009, 2012 and 2015.
In March 2011, Campbell Newman replaced John-Paul Langbroek as leader of the LNP. As Newman did not hold a seat in the Parliament, Seeney was appointed as interim parliamentary leader.
Jeff Seeney served as deputy premier in the Newman government, and moved to the backbench after the 2015 election.
Seeney retired in 2017, and was succeeded by LNP candidate Colin Boyce.
Boyce was re-elected in 2020, and held the seat until he resigned in March 2022 to run successfully for the federal seat of Flynn at the 2022 federal election.
- Fabrice Jarry (Legalise Cannabis)
- Paula Gilbard (Animal Justice)
- Adam Burling (Katter’s Australian Party)
- Sharon Lohse (One Nation)
- Bryson Head (Liberal National)
- Bronwyn Dendle (Labor)
Callide will likely remain in LNP hands. If it is vulnerable, it would probably be to one of the minor right-wing parties like One Nation or KAP. One Nation came within 6% of winning in 2017 before not running in 2020.
|Colin Boyce||Liberal National||16,608||57.2||+23.8|
2020 two-party-preferred result
|Colin Boyce||Liberal National||19,112||65.8|
Booths in Callide have been divided into three areas: east, north-west and south.
The LNP won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 60.5% in the east to 73.8% in the south.
|Voter group||LNP 2PP||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Callide at the 2020 Queensland state election
Toggle between two-party-preferred votes and primary votes for the Liberal National Party, Labor and independent candidate Adam Burling.