Prior to its abolition, the district occupied an area of the Darling Downs, south and west of Toowoomba. Historically it was centred on the town of Clifton. The eastern portion of Cunningham drew voters from the southern suburbs of Toowoomba. There were also a number of small rural towns in the electorate, including Pittsworth, Millmerran and Cambooya, but no major centres. It was solidly conservative for its entire existence, and was held by the National Party without interruption from 1920 until the Nationals merged into the Liberal National Party of Queensland.
In 2008, Cunningham was abolished—with effect at the 2009 state election—following a redistribution undertaken by the Electoral Commission of Queensland. Its former territory and voters were split between the districts of Toowoomba South, Southern Downs and the new seat of Condamine.
Members for Cunningham
|Thomas McGahan||Farmer's Representative||1896–1899|
|Francis Kates||Independent Ministerialist||1899–1903|
- Electoral districts of Queensland
- Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly by year
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- "Representatives of Queensland State Electorates 1860-2017" (PDF). Queensland Parliamentary Record 2012-2017: The 55th Parliament. Queensland Parliament. Archived from the original on 27 April 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
- West Queensland, Cunningham
- Results of the 2004 State Election
- Stuart Copeland's Biography from the Queensland Parliament website.