Cause of by-election
Former Labor minister John Raue resigned from Enfield in December 2018.
Margin – ALP 7.9%
Northern Adelaide. Enfield covers suburbs immediately to the north of the Adelaide city centre, including the suburbs of Blair Athol, Broadview, Clearview, Enfield, Kilburn, Northgate, Sefton Park, Woodville Gardens and parts of Nailsworth.
The electorate of Enfield has existed since 2002, when it replaced the electorate of Ross Smith.
Ralph Clarke held Ross Smith for the ALP from 1993 until 2002, and rose to the position of deputy leader of the ALP in South Australia.
In 2002, Clarke was challenged for preselection by John Rau, who won the preselection with state executive support.
Rau won re-election four times, in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018.
Rau served as Deputy Premier from February 2011 until Labor’s defeat at the 2018 state election. He retired from parliament in late 2018.
- Gary Johanson (Independent)
- Sebastian Konyn (Greens)
- Andrea Michaels (Labor)
- Saru Rana (Independent)
- Amrik Singh Thandi (Independent)
Labor should easily retain this seat.
2018 election result
2018 two-party-preferred result
Booths in Enfield have been divided into three parts: north-east, north-west and the south.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 54.8% in the north-east to 64.7% in the north-west.
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Election results in Enfield at the 2018 SA state election
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