Yes, we like our politics to the right in regional Qld

IF you don't like lefties and prefer your politics to the right, welcome to regional Queensland.

You should feel right at home.

Data gleaned from the ABC's Vote Compass shows nine of the 10 most right-leaning electorates are in the Sunshine State.
And they are all in regional Queensland.

Leading the conservative cause is the Warwick-based seat of Maranoa, which has been held for more than 25 years by LNP's Bruce Scott.

Mr Scott, the only Queensland MP is retiring with his replacement David Littleproud almost certain to retain the safe seat.

The Maranoa electorate is the biggest federal seat in Queensland, spanning more than 40 per cent of the state.

It stretches from the Northern Territory, South Australian and New South Wales borders to Diamantina in the north and Nanango, Warwick and Stanthorpe in the east. The main towns include Charleville, Chinchilla, Cunnamulla, Dalby, Goondiwindi, Kingaroy, Miles, Roma, St George, Stanthorpe, Tara, Thargomindah and Warwick.


The ABC's Vote Compass showing seats leaning to the right.
The ABC's Vote Compass showing seats leaning to the right.

Groom (Darling Downs), Longman (Moreton Bay, Caboolture), Fairfax  (Buderim, Coolum Beach, Eumundi, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Maroochydore, Montville, Nambour, Palmwoods, Peregian Springs, Woombye and Yandina) and Fisher (Caloundra, Sippy Downs, the coastal strip including Kawana, Minyama and Mooloolaba, Montville, Maleny, Beerwah, Beerburrum, Glass House Mountains and Landsborough) also lean strongly to the right.

Capricornia could be a very close contest, while Longman, which is held by the LNP's Wyatt Roy has always been pretty marginal.

Fairfax should return to the LNP after being held for a term by mining magnate Clive Palmer.

According to the ABC, the Melbourne electorate of Batman is the most left-leaning in Australia.

Five of the most left-leaning seats are in Victoria.

Labor's most right-leaning seat is Blair in Queensland.

Batman, has largely been held by Labor since but sitting MP David Feeney is facing a strong challenge from the Greens.

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