LNP 9.5% vs KAP
Ann Leahy, since 2015.
South-Western Queensland. The seat covers the south-western corner of Queensland, bordering New South Wales and South Australia. Warrego covers Balonne, Bulloo, Murweh, Paroo, Roma and Quilpie council areas and parts of the Western Downs council area. The seat’s major centres include St George, Cunnamulla, Thargomindah, Miles, Roma, Quilpie, Dalby and Charleville.
The seat of Warrego has existed continuously since 1865. The seat was held by the ALP continuously from 1908 to 1974. The seat has been held by Country/National/Liberal National MPs since 1974.
Neil Turner won Warrego for the Country Party in 1974. He held the seat until 1986. He later returned to Parliament as Member for Nicklin from 1990 to 1998, when he lost to independent candidate Peter Wellington. He served as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly from 1996 to 1998.
Howard Hobbs won Warrego for the National Party in 1986. He was re-elected for a further nine terms, and retired in 2015.
LNP candidate Ann Leahy won the seat in 2015, and was re-elected in 2017.
Warrego is a safe LNP seat.
|Ann Leahy||Liberal National||11,949||47.6||-5.0|
|Rob Loughnan||Katter’s Australian Party||5,329||21.2||+16.5|
2017 two-candidate-preferred result
|Ann Leahy||Liberal National||14,917||59.5||-5.0|
|Rob Loughnan||Katter’s Australian Party||10,172||40.5||+40.5|
Booths in Warrego have been divided into four areas: Dalby, Roma, Balonne and the west.
The LNP won a majority of the two-candidate-preferred vote (against Katter’s Australian Party) in all four areas, ranging from 53.6% in the west to 64.2% in Balonne.
Labor came second on primary votes but missed out on the top two. The Labor primary vote ranged from 19.6% in Roma to 34.4% in the west.
|Voter group||ALP prim||LNP 2CP||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Warrego at the 2017 QLD state election
Toggle between two-candidate-preferred votes (LNP vs KAP) and Labor primary votes.