Rachel Sanderson, since 2010.
Central Adelaide. The electorate covers the Adelaide city centre, as well as the suburbs of North Adelaide, Ovingham, Fitzroy, Thorngate, Medindie, Medindie Gardens, Gilberton, Walkerville and parts of Prospect, Nailsworth and Collinswood. Adelaide covers the entirety of the City of Adelaide, a majority of both Prospect and Walkerville council areas, and small parts of Charles Sturt local government area.
The electorate of Adelaide has existed since early in the 20th century. The seat was dominated by the ALP prior to 1989. Since 1989, the Liberal Party has held the seat for four out of six terms.
The seat of Adelaide was held by the ALP continuously from 1944 until 1989.
In 1989, the Liberal Party’s Michael Armitage won the seat. Armitage served as a minister from 1993, and retired in 2002.
In 2002, the ALP’s Jane Lomax-Smith, a former Lord Mayor of Adelaide, defeated the new Liberal candidate. Lomax-Smith was re-elected in 2006, and over her two terms served in a variety of ministerial roles.
The Liberal Party’s Rachel Sanderson defeated Lomax-Smith in 2010, with a massive 14.5% swing.
Sitting Liberal MP Rachel Sanderson is running for re-election. The ALP is running Prospect mayor David O’Loughlin. The Greens are running Robert Simms. Dignity for Disability are running Anna Tree.
- Anna Tree (Dignity for Disability)
- Rachel Sanderson (Liberal)
- David O’Loughlin (Labor)
- Robert Simms (Greens)
Adelaide is a marginal electorate, but the expected swing to the Liberal Party should ensure Sanderson wins a second term.
2010 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into four areas. Those polling places in the City of Adelaide have been divided between Adelaide and North Adelaide. Polling places in Walkerville and Prospect local government areas have been grouped together along council boundaries.
The Liberal Party won huge majorities in North Adelaide (61.8%) and Walkerville (68.5%). The ALP won much smaller majorities in Prospect (52.3%) and Adelaide (52.8%), but in two areas with larger populations than the Liberal-voting areas.
The Greens came third in the electorate, with 16.5% in Adelaide, 10.7% in Prospect, 10.4% in North Adelaide and 7.6% in Walkerville.
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