Cause of by-election
Sitting Liberal MP Vickie Chapman resigned in May 2022 following the Liberal government’s defeat at the March 2022 state election.
Margin – LNP 8.2%
Eastern Adelaide. Bragg covers suburbs of Adelaide, stretching from those immediately to the south-east of the Adelaide city centre, out to the foot of the Adelaide Hills. Most of the electorate’s population lies in the City of Burnside, with a minority in the Adelaide Hills and a small area in Mitcham council and Norwood Payneham and St Peters council.
The electorate of Bragg has existed since 1970, and has always been held by the Liberal Party.
The seat was first won in 1970 by David Tonkin. He was elected Liberal leader in 1975, and after losing the 1977 election, he led the Liberal Party into government in 1979. He served as Premier for one term, losing in 1982. He resigned from Parliament in 1983.
Graham Ingerson was elected to Bragg at the 1983 Bragg by-election. He served in the ministry from 1993, and as Deputy Premier from 1996, until he resigned from both roles in 1998. Ingerson retired at the 2002 election.
Vickie Chapman was elected in Bragg at the 2002 election, and was re-elected five times. She served as Liberal Party deputy leader from 2006 to 2009, and again from February 2013 until 2022. Chapman served as deputy premier in the Liberal government from 2018 to 2022, and resigned from parliament shortly after the government’s defeat in 2022.
- Neil Aitchison (Independent)
- Alice Rolls (Labor)
- Jack Batty (Liberal)
- Jim Bastiras (Greens)
- Daryl McCann (Family First)
- James Hols (Liberal Democrats)
Bragg will probably stay in Liberal hands.
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2022 two-party-preferred result
Booths in Bragg have been divided into three areas: central, north and south.
The Liberal Party won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 53.4% in the south to 58.7% in the centre.
The Greens came third, with a vote ranging from 11.9% in the north to 13.4% in the south.
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Election results in Bragg at the 2022 South Australian state election
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