Paul Caica, since 2002.
Colton maintained all of its previous territory, and gained more of the suburb of Lockleys from West Torrens. This reduced the ALP’s margin from 4% to 3.6%.
Colton has existed since the 1993 election, and is the only seat to have always been held by the sitting government since that time.
Steve Condous, the lord mayor of Adelaide, won the seat in 1993 for the Liberal Party. He retained the seat by a narrow margin in 1997.
In 2002, Condous retired and was replaced by the ALP’s Paul Caica. Caica was elected in 2006, and was then promoted to the ministry. Caica served in the ministry until early 2013.
Colton is a marginal Labor seat.
2010 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three areas: east, south and west. All booths in Unley council area have been grouped in east, with all booths in West Torrens council area grouped in west. Those in Marion and Mitcham council areas have been grouped as south.
The ALP won in all three areas, ranging from 52.4% in the east to 56.6% in the west. The Greens vote varied from just under 8% in the west, to 15.4% in the east.
|Voter group||GRN %||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of ordinary votes|