Electoral district of Ashford

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South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
Map of Ashford, South Australia with electoral district of Adelaide highlighted
Electoral district of Ashford (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
State South Australia
Created 2002
MP Steph Key
Party Australian Labor Party
Namesake Ashford, South Australia
Electors 24,207 (2014)
Area 14.6 km2 (5.6 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan
Coordinates 34°57′32″S 138°33′33″E / 34.95889°S 138.55917°E / -34.95889; 138.55917Coordinates: 34°57′32″S 138°33′33″E / 34.95889°S 138.55917°E / -34.95889; 138.55917

Ashford is an electorate for the South Australian Legislative Assembly which includes many of Adelaide's inner south western suburbs. The district forms part of three federal electorates: the Division of Hindmarsh, the Division of Boothby, and the Division of Adelaide. The electorate includes the suburbs of Keswick, Ashford, Forestville, Everard Park, Novar Gardens, Camden Park, Plympton, Glandore, Black Forest, Cumberland Park, Kings Park, Clarence Park and Clarence Gardens as well as parts of Wayville, Goodwood, Plympton Park, South Plympton, Edwardstown and Millswood. The electorate covers an area of approximately 14.6 km².

The electorate's name derives from the name given by early settler Charles George Everard to his property 'Ashford' in 1838 that was thought to have the best orchard in the colony. The name was also given to a suburb within the electorate. The district of Hanson was renamed to Ashford in 2002. Hanson was re-drawn from a marginal Liberal to a marginal Labor electorate in 1993, which caused Heini Becker to move to Peake, now West Torrens, however it was still narrowly won by Liberal candidate Stewart Leggett. Currently the seat is held by Labor member Steph Key who defeated Leggett at the 1997 election. A redistribution prior to the 2014 election saw Labor's margin significantly reduced from 4.8 percent to 0.6 percent however Labor retained the seat with an increased margin of 1.9 percent.

Members for Ashford[edit]

Member Party Term
  Steph Key Australian Labor Party 2002–present

Election results[edit]

South Australian state election, 2014: Ashford[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Terina Monteagle 9,335 43.1 +0.6
Labor Steph Key 8,597 39.7 −0.3
Greens Christiana Griffith 2,654 12.2 −0.4
Family First Robyn Munro 841 3.9 −0.4
FREE Australia Steve Sansom 247 1.1 +1.1
Total formal votes 21,674 96.9 −0.1
Informal votes 700 3.1 +0.1
Turnout 22,374 92.4 +0.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Steph Key 11,247 51.9 +1.3
Liberal Terina Monteagle 10,427 48.1 −1.3
Labor hold Swing +1.3