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Kennedy
Australian House of Representatives Division
Created: 1901
MP: Bob Katter
Party: Independent
Namesake: Edmund Kennedy
Electors: 91,865
Area: 564,968 km² (218,135 sq mi)
Demographic: Rural

The Division of Kennedy is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was first proclaimed in 1900 and was one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first federal election.

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About the electorate

The division is named after Edmund Kennedy, an explorer in the area where the division is located in Queensland.

Members

Member Party Term
  Charles McDonald Labor 1901–1925
  Grosvenor Francis Nationalist 1925–1929
  Darby Riordan Labor 1929–1936
  Bill Riordan Labor 1936–1966
  Bob Katter, senior Country, National 1966–1990
  Rob Hulls Labor 1990–1993
  Bob Katter National 1993–2001
  Independent 2001–present

Election results

Billboard for the 2007 election at Woodstock
Australian federal election, 2007: Kennedy
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Bob Katter 32,537 39.53 -0.23
Labor Alan Neilan 23,122 28.09 +4.13
National Ed Morrison 20,292 24.65 +1.17
Greens Frank Reilly 2,649 3.22 -0.31
Family First Keith Douglas 1,674 2.03 -1.12
One Nation Bill Hankin 1,441 1.75 -2.71
Democrats Nigel Asplin 604 0.73 +0.03
Total formal votes 82,319 96.16 +0.62
Informal votes 3,291 3.84 -0.62
Turnout 85,610 93.37 -0.26
Two Candidate Preferred Result
Independent Bob Katter 54,571 66.29 -2.54
Labor Alan Neilan 27,748 33.71 +2.54
Independent hold Swing -2.54
Australian federal election, 2004: Kennedy
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Bob Katter 32,688 40.13 -3.22
National James Doyle 19,413 23.83 +10.76
Labor Alan Neilan 19,296 23.69 -0.49
One Nation Bill Hankin 3,698 4.54 -5.39
Greens Angela Jones 2,879 3.53 +1.40
Family First Keith Douglas 2,592 3.18 +3.18
Democrats Terry Hennessey 575 0.71 -2.28
CEC Judith A Harris 316 0.39 +0.11
Total formal votes 81,457 95.56 +0.29
Informal votes 3,782 4.44 -0.29
Turnout 85,239 92.56 -2.79
Two Candidate Preferred Result
Independent Bob Katter 56,109 68.88 -0.30
Labor Alan Neilan 25,348 31.12 +0.30
Independent hold Swing -0.30

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