Carolyn Power, since 2018.
Elder shifted to the north-west, losing Clapham and Lower Mitcham to Waite and Hawthorn to Unley, and gaining Clarence Park, Clarence Gardens, and parts of Edwardstown from Badcoe. These changes reduced the Liberal margin from 4.4% to 2.1%.
Elder has existed since the 1993 election. The seat was held by the ALP from 1997 until 2018.
The seat was drawn as a marginal Labor seat in 1993, but was won by the Liberal Party’s David Wade. In 1997, Wade lost to the ALP’s Patrick Conlon.
Conlon became a minister in 2002 when Labor formed government, and served as a minister until he moved to the backbench in early 2013.
Conlon retired in 2014, and Labor’s Annabel Digance won the seat.
The redistribution prior to the 2018 election significantly redraw Elder from a marginal Labor seat into a marginal Liberal seat, shifting the margin by over 6%. Digance was subsequently defeated in 2018 by Liberal candidate Carolyn Power, then using the surname Habib.
|Shawn Van Groesen||Australian Christians||669||2.9||-1.7||2.8|
2018 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three areas: north, south-east and south-west.
The Liberal Party won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in two of these areas, with 52.5% in the north and 56.6% in the south-east.
SA-Best came third, with a primary vote ranging from 13.6% in the south-east to 14.6% in the south-west.
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