Checking the Lay of the Land

shane knuthState Member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth says he’s checking he lay of the land following his disappointment with the Queensland Electoral Commission decision to abolish his seat under the proposed changes to electoral boundaries for Queensland.

Mr Knuth says he’s it is clear that the Electoral Commission took note mostly of the LNP and Labor submissions.

“The Commission has really overhauled rural and regional Queensland just to get rid of Dalrymple. Our (the KAP) submission revealed how we could minimize any impacts on seats throughout rural and regional Queensland without abolishing any other seats.”

It’s the second time Mr Knuth has been caught in an electoral boundary change, taking on Dalrymple in 2008 when the seat of Charters Towers was re-zoned into the much larger seat.

Mr Knuth says he’ll look to McMaster, Hill and Hinchinbrook as possible seats in which to stand in the next election but wants to consult with family and constituents first.

“I do feel for the constituents in the electorate as their seat was divided into three different sections and it makes it very difficult for them to support their traditional member of parliament.”