Division of Groom

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Groom
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Groom 2010.png
Division of Groom (green) within Queensland
Created1984
MPIan Macfarlane
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeLittleton Groom
Electors96,916 (2013)
Area5,594 km2 (2,159.9 sq mi)
DemographicProvincial
Littleton Groom

The Division of Groom is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. It was set up in 1984 and named for Sir Littleton Groom, former Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives.[1] He represented the Division of Darling Downs, which covered much of the same area.

It is in the rural areas west of Brisbane and includes Toowoomba, Australia's second largest inland city. Other towns include Oakey and Pittsworth.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Tom McVeigh National 1984–1988
  Bill Taylor Liberal 1988–1998
  Ian Macfarlane Liberal 1998–2015
  Liberal National 2010–2015
  National 2015–present

Ian McFarlane was a minister in the Howard and Abbott governments. He was dropped from the cabinet by Malcolm Turnbull in 2015, which later led him to leave the Liberal Party and join the National Party.[2]

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Profile of the electoral division of Groom (Qld)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
  2. Other Liberals may follow Macfarlane to National, AAP, [1], 4 December 2015

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 27°29′02″S 151°39′11″E / 27.484°S 151.653°E / -27.484; 151.653