Division of Fairfax

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Fairfax
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Fairfax 2010.png
Division of Fairfax (green) within Queensland
Created1984
MPClive Palmer
PartyPalmer United
NamesakeRuth Fairfax
Electors95,467 (2013)
Area1,036 km2 (400.0 sq mi)
DemographicRural

The Division of Fairfax is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. It was set up in 1984 and is named after Ruth Fairfax, founder of the Country Women's Association.[1] It is covers the Sunshine Coast region north of Brisbane and includes the towns of Buderim, Coolum, Eumundi, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Maroochydore, Montville, Nambour, Palmwoods, Peregian Springs, Woombye and Yandina.[1]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Evan Adermann National 1984–1990
  Alex Somlyay Liberal 1990–2010
  Liberal National 2010–2013
  Clive Palmer Palmer United 2013-present

In the 2013 election, mining millionaire and leader of the Palmer United Party, Clive Palmer won the seat by 36 votes at the first count. This was reduced to 7 votes after a recount of the distribution of preferences.[2] Because this was less than 100 votes, the Australian Electoral Commission counted all the votes again which gave Palmer a win by 53 votes. [3]

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Fairfax (Qld)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  2. "Clive Palmer wins Sunshine Coast seat of Fairfax by seven votes, triggering recount". ABC. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  3. "Clive Palmer has won the Sunshine Coast seat of Fairfax by 36 votes". The Australian. Retrieved 31 October 2013.

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Coordinates: 26°35′10″S 152°53′17″E / 26.586°S 152.888°E / -26.586; 152.888