Electoral district of Mirani

QueenslandLegislative Assembly

Mirani (2008—)
State Queensland
MP Jim Pearce
Party Labor
Namesake Mirani
Electors 34,105 (2015)
Area 44,727 km2 (17,269.2 sq mi)
Coordinates 22°21′S 149°13′E / 22.350°S 149.217°E / -22.350; 149.217Coordinates: 22°21′S 149°13′E / 22.350°S 149.217°E / -22.350; 149.217

Mirani is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland.

It covers much of the Queensland coast between the cities of Rockhampton and Mackay, as well as the hinterland west of Mackay. Towns include St Lawrence, Carmila, Sarina, and Eungella. The district is named after the town of Mirani.

Mirani was historically a safely conservative seat, and was held by the Country Party and its successors the National Party and Liberal National Party from 1947 to 2015. A redistribution in 2008 made Mirani a notionally Labor held seat with a 1.2% margin, but veteran incumbent Ted Malone achieved a swing strong enough to retain this seat at the 2009 election. Malone retired at the 2015 state election, at which Mirani was won by Labor candidate Jim Pearce, formerly Labor member for abolished Fitzroy from 1989 to 2009.

Members for Mirani

  Edward Swayne Opposition/Ministerialist/Liberal/
Nationalist/Northern Country/Country/Country and Progressive National
  Ted Walsh Labor 1935–1947
  Ernie Evans Country 1947–1965
  Tom Newbery Country 1965–1975
  National Country 1975–1980
  Jim Randell National 1980–1994
  Ted Malone National 1994–2008
  Liberal National 2008–2015
  Jim Pearce Labor 2015–present

Election results

Queensland state election, 2015: Mirani[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jimmy Pearce 12,919 41.89 +13.19
Liberal National John Kerslake 11,505 37.31 −9.34
Palmer United Michael Hall 5,146 16.69 +16.69
Greens Trisha Brindley 1,268 4.11 +0.77
Total formal votes 30,838 97.99 −0.26
Informal votes 633 2.01 +0.26
Turnout 31,471 92.28 −0.10
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jimmy Pearce 15,206 54.82 +16.01
Liberal National John Kerslake 12,534 45.18 −16.01
Labor gain from Liberal National Swing +16.01


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