Saturday, 31 January 2015
The Progressive Atheists have conducted a 10 Question Survey of candidates standing in the Queensland State Election on 31 January 2015.
SEE CHARTS FOR EACH QUESTION BELOW
A total of 433 candidates nominated for the 2015 Queensland election, an increase of three compared to the 2012 election, but five short of the record 438 candidates that contested the 1998 state election.
The LNP, Labor Party and the Greens contested all 89 electorates. The increase in numbers was because of the 50 candidates that the Palmer United Party nominated for its first Queensland election. The number of Independents increased from 43 to 66, while the number of One Nation candidates increased from 6 to 11. Katter’s Australian Party nominated 11 candidates while the number of Family First candidates was 28.
See the ABC article for more details and a table.