Coralee O’Rourke, since 2015.
North Queensland. Mundingburra covers southern parts of Townsville, covering the suburbs of Heatley, Cranbrook, Aitkenvale, Mundingburra, Gulliver, Douglas, Annandale, Stuart, Roseneath, Wulguru, Idalia and parts of Vincent.
The seat of Mundingburra has existed since 1992, and has been won by the ALP at all but one general election. The ALP’s hold on the seat was broken at the 1996 by-election, when it was won by the Liberal Party, and again when it was won by the LNP in 2012.
The seat was first won in 1992 by Ken Davies, who had previously won the seat of Townsville in 1989 before moving to the new seat of Mundingburra. He won re-election in 1995 by only 16 votes.
The result in Mundingburra ended up in court, and a by-election was called in 1996. The by-election was won by Liberal candidate Frank Tanti. This resulted in the ALP government losing its majority and the National-Liberal coalition forming a minority government.
At the 1998 election, Tanti lost the seat to the ALP’s Lindy Nelson-Carr. Nelson-Carr was re-elected in 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2009. She was appointed to the ministry in 2007.
Nelson-Carr retired in 2012, and the LNP’s David Crisafulli won the seat with a 16.8% swing. Crisafulli only lasted for one term, losing in 2015 to Labor’s Coralee O’Rourke with a 13% swing. O’Rourke was re-elected in 2017.
Sitting Labor MP Coralee O’Rourke is not running for re-election.
- Susan Jackson (Legalise Cannabis)
- Jenny Brown (Greens)
- Les Walker (Labor)
- Glenn Doyle (Liberal National)
- Martin Brewster (United Australia)
- Ian Bowron (One Nation)
- Alannah Tomlinson (Katter’s Australian)
Mundingburra is a very marginal seat.
|Matthew Derlagen||Liberal National||7,290||26.1||-14.5|
|Malcolm Charlwood||One Nation||4,652||16.7||+15.5|
|Michael Abraham||Katter’s Australian Party||3,874||13.9||+10.8|
2017 two-party-preferred result
|Matthew Derlagen||Liberal National Party||13,639||48.9||+0.7|
Booths in Mundingburra have been divided into three parts: east, north and west.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 50.3% in the east to 55.9% in the north. The LNP won a sizeable 54.2% majority in the pre-poll vote.
One Nation came third, with their vote peaking at 17.8% in the east. Katter’s Australian Party polled their highest vote in the north.
|Voter group||ON prim||KAP prim||ALP 2PP||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Mundingburra at the 2017 QLD state election
Toggle between two-party-preferred votes and primary votes for One Nation and Katter’s Australian Party.