Cause of by-election
Former Labor premier Jay Weatherill resigned from Cheltenham in December 2018.
Margin – ALP 15.9%
Northwestern Adelaide. Cheltenham covers the suburbs of Alberton, Albert Park, Athol Park, Cheltenham, Findon, Hendon, Pennington, Queenstown, Royal Park, Woodville, Woodville North, Woodville South, Woodville West and parts of Port Adelaide and Rosewater. Most of the electorate lies in the Charles Sturt council area, as well as a small part of the Port Adelaide Enfield area.
Cheltenham has existed since the 2002 election. Cheltenham was a new name for Price, which had existed since 1985.
Murray De Laine won Price at the 1985 election. When the electorate was renamed Cheltenham, De Laine was challenged for Labor Party preselection by Jay Weatherill.
De Laine resigned from the ALP in 2001, and contested the seat as an independent, polling 9.7% and losing to Weatherill.
Weatherill was appointed to the ministry following the 2002 election, and served in the ministry through the 2006 and 2010 elections.
After the 2010 election, Weatherill challenged ALP deputy leader Kevin Foley unsuccessfully.
Weatherill replaced Mike Rann as Premier in 2011. He led Labor to a fourth term at the 2014 election, and continued as Premier until his party’s defeat in 2018. He retired from parliament in late 2018.
- Steffi Medrow (Greens)
- Joe Szakacs (Labor)
Labor should easily retain this seat.
2018 election result
2018 two-party-preferred result
Booths in Cheltenham have been divided into three parts: central, north and south.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 63% in the centre to 70.7% in the north.
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Election results in Cheltenham at the 2018 SA state election
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