LNP 13.4% vs ON
Deb Frecklington, since 2012.
South-East Queensland. Nanango covers regional areas to the west of the Sunshine Coast. The seat covers parts of Dalby, Somerset, South Burnett and Toowoomba councils, covering the major centres of Kingaroy, Nanango, Kilcoy, Esk and Cherbourg.
The seat of Nanango first existed from 1912 to 1950. It was abolished in 1950 and replaced with Barambah. Barambah was abolished in 2001 and replaced with a new version of Nanango. Both seats were solidly Country/National until the 1998 election.
Joh Bjelke-Petersen was elected to the seat of Nanango in 1947, moving to Barambah in 1950. Bjelke-Petersen became a minister in 1963, and became Premier at the head of the Country/Liberal coalition government in 1968.
Bjelke-Petersen served as Premier for 19 years, until he stepped down in 1987. His resignation triggered the 1988 Barambah by-election.
At that by-election, the seat was won by the Citizens’ Electoral Council’s candidate, Trevor Perrett, who joined the National Party later that year.
Perrett was re-elected in 1989, 1992 and 1995, and served as a minister in the Borbidge coalition government from 1996 to 1998.
In 1998, Perrett was defeated by One Nation candidate Dorothy Pratt.
Pratt, like most One Nation MPs, quit the party in 1999 to sit as an independent. When Barambah was renamed Nanango in 2001, she was re-elected to that seat as an independent. She was again re-elected in 2004, 2006 and 2009.
Pratt retired at the 2012 election, and the seat was won by LNP candidate Deb Frecklington. Frecklington defeated former cricketer Carl Rackemann, running for Katter’s Australian Party, by a 9% margin after preferences. Independent candidate John Dalton came third, with the ALP relegated to fourth place.
Frecklington was re-elected in 2015 and 2017.
- Tony Scrimshaw (One Nation)
- Deb Frecklington (Liberal National)
- Mark Stapleton (Labor)
- Maggie O’Rance (Legalise Cannabis)
- John Harbison (Greens)
Nanango is a very safe LNP seat.
|Deb Frecklington||Liberal National||15,053||48.0||+1.6|
|Douglas Grant||One Nation||8,606||27.4||+27.4|
2017 two-candidate-preferred result
|Deb Frecklington||Liberal National||19,871||63.4||+0.1|
|Douglas Grant||One Nation||11,490||36.6||+36.6|
Booths in Nanango have been divided into three areas: north, south-east and south-west.
The LNP won a majority of the two-candidate-preferred vote (against One Nation) in all three areas, ranging from 63% in the south-east to 67% in the north.
Labor came third, with 19% in the north and south-west and 22% in the south-east.
|Voter group||ALP prim||LNP 2CP||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Nanango at the 2017 QLD state election
Toggle between two-candidate-preferred votes (LNP vs One Nation) and Labor primary votes.