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Groom
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Groom (green) within Queensland
Created 1984
MP Ian Macfarlane
Party Liberal National
Namesake Littleton Groom
Electors 96,916 (2013)
Area 5,594 km2 (2,159.9 sq mi)
Demographic Provincial
Littleton Groom
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. 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

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.

Election results


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