Playford – SA 2022

ALP 19.0%

Incumbent MP
Michael Brown, since 2018.

Northern Adelaide. Playford covers the suburbs of Greenfields, Parafield Gardens, Paralowie and Salisbury Gardens

Playford changed dramatically, losing the eastern half of the seat and shifting to the north. Playford lost Parafield, Para Hills, Para Hills West and Mawson Lakes to Florey, and gained Paralowie and Salisbury Gardens from Ramsay. These changes increased the Labor margin from 16.3% to 19.0%.


The electorate of Playford has existed since 1970, and has always been held by the ALP.

Terence McRae won Playford in 1970. He served as Speaker of the House of Assembly from 1982 to 1986, and retired in 1989.

John Quirke, also of the ALP, won Playford in 1989. Quirke was re-elected in 1993, and retired at the 1997 election to take up a seat as a Senator. He served in the Senate until 2000.

Jack Snelling won Playford in 1997. Snelling served as Speaker from 2006 to 2010, and then served as a minister from 2010 until 2017.

Snelling retired in 2018, and was succeeded by Labor candidate Michael Brown.


Playford is a very safe Labor seat.

2018 result

Michael BrownLabor10,55147.2-4.950.3
Helen SzutySA-Best4,45519.9+19.919.3
Hemant DaveLiberal4,67920.9-10.417.6
Shane SheoranAustralian Christians1,3255.9-3.55.1
Brock Le CerfGreens1,3466.0-1.15.0

2018 two-party-preferred result

Michael BrownLabor14,82766.3+4.669.0
Hemant DaveLiberal7,52933.7-4.631.0

Booth breakdown

Booths in Playford have been divided into three areas: central, north and south.

Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 69.4% in the north to 72.5% in the south.

Voter groupSAB prim %ALP 2PP %Total votes% of votes
Other votes22.765.06,74431.7

Election results in Playford at the 2018 South Australian state election
Toggle between two-party-preferred votes and primary votes for Labor, SA-Best and the Liberal Party.

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