Reynell – SA 2014

ALP 10.5%

Incumbent MP
Gay Thompson, since 1997.

Geography
Southern suburbs of Adelaide. Reynell covers Morphett Vale, Reynella, Old Reynella and parts of Christie Downs and Lonsdale. Reynell covers the north-western corner of Onkaparinga council area.

Map of Reynell's 2010 and 2014 boundaries. 2010 boundaries marked as red lines, 2014 boundaries marked as white area. Click to enlarge.

Map of Reynell’s 2010 and 2014 boundaries. 2010 boundaries marked as red lines, 2014 boundaries marked as white area. Click to enlarge.

Redistribution
Reynell gained parts of Christies Beach from Kaurna, and lost the remainder of Onkaparinga Hills to Mawson. This increased the ALP’s margin from 10.4% to 10.5%.

History
Reynell has existed as an electorate since the 1993 election. The seat was won by the Liberal Party at the 1993 landslide election, but has been won by Labor ever since 1997.

Julie Greig won the seat for the Liberal Party. She served one term, and lost to the ALP’s Gay Thompson in 1997.

Thompson was re-elected in 2002, 2006 and 2010.

Candidates
Sitting Labor MP Gay Thompson is not running for re-election. The ALP is running Katrine Hildyard. The Liberal Party is running Heidi Greaves. The Greens are running Robyn Holtham. Family First are running Nick Zollo.

Assessment
Reynell is a safe Labor seat.

2010 result

Candidate Party Votes % Swing
Gay Thompson ALP 10,506 52.0 -6.6
Shane Howard LIB 6,228 30.8 +7.5
Geoff Doecke FF 1,812 9.0 +0.4
Lisa Adams GRN 1,645 8.1 +3.4

2010 two-party-preferred result

Candidate Party Votes % Swing
Gay Thompson ALP 12,187 60.4 -8.1
Shane Howard LIB 8,004 39.6 +8.1
Polling places in Reynell at the 2010 state election. Central in green, East in blue, West in orange. Click to enlarge.

Polling places in Reynell at the 2010 state election. Central in green, East in blue, West in orange. Click to enlarge.

Booth breakdown
Booths have been divided into three areas: central, east and west.

The ALP won a majority in all three areas, ranging from 58% in the east to 65.2% in the centre of the seat.

Family First came third in the seat, ahead of the Greens.

Family First outpolled the Greens in the centre and east of the seat, while the Greens outpolled Family First in the west of the seat.

Voter group FF % GRN % ALP 2PP % Total votes % of ordinary votes
Central 7.82 7.79 65.24 6,176 48.74
East 9.15 7.84 58.00 3,267 25.78
West 6.44 7.53 60.98 3,229 25.48
Other votes 9.41 8.88 58.73 3,930
Two-party-preferred votes in Reynell at the 2010 state election.

Two-party-preferred votes in Reynell at the 2010 state election.