KAP 7.6% vs LNP
Nick Dametto, since 2017.
North Queensland. Covers the Queensland coastline north of Townsville. The seat covers southern parts of Cassoway Coast council area, all of Hinchinbrook, and northern parts of Townsville LGA. The seat covers Ingham, Cardwell, Alice River, and some of the northern beaches of Townsville.
The seat of Hinchinbrook was first created in 1950, and has been held by the Country/National/Liberal National Party since 1960.
Marc Rowell won the seat for the National Party in 1989. He briefly served as a minister in the final months of the Borbidge coalition government in 1998.
Rowell retired in 2006, and was succeeded by Andrew Cripps. Cripps was re-elected in 2009, 2012 and 2015.
Cripps was defeated in 2017 by Katter’s Australian Party’s Nick Dametto, who came third with less than 21% of the primary vote, but won thanks to Labor and One Nation preferences.
- Michael Sullivan (One Nation)
- Carolyn Mewing (Greens)
- Aurelio Mason (United Australia)
- Jen Sackley (Independent)
- Scott Piper (Liberal National)
- Paul Jacob (Labor)
- Nick Dametto (Katter’s Australian)
Hinchinbrook was a complex and close race in 2017. The KAP will be hoping that they have built up a personal vote here which will unite conservative voters behind Dametto, but we’ll have to wait for the election results to judge.
|Andrew Cripps||Liberal National||8,523||30.1||-7.6|
|Margaret Bell||One Nation||6,232||22.0||+16.2|
|Nick Dametto||Katter’s Australian Party||5,929||20.9||+8.1|
2017 two-candidate-preferred result
|Nick Dametto||Katter’s Australian Party||16,288||57.6||+57.6|
|Andrew Cripps||Liberal National||12,013||42.4||-11.0|
Booths in Hinchinbrook have been divided into three areas: central, north and south. Each area aligns with one of the three local government areas in the seat. A majority of ordinary votes were cast in the south.
Katter’s Australian Party won a large 65.2% majority of the two-candidate-preferred vote in the south, and a smaller 52.6% majority in the north. The LNP polled 51.3% in the centre.
|Voter group||ON prim||ALP prim||KAP 2CP||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Hinchinbrook at the 2017 QLD state election
Toggle between two-candidate-preferred votes (KAP vs LNP) and primary votes for One Nation and Labor.