Electoral district of Kavel
South Australia—House of Assembly
Electoral district of Kavel (green) in South Australia
|Party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Area||979.6 km2 (378.2 sq mi)|
Kavel, created in 1969 and coming into effect in 1970, is an electorate for the South Australian Legislative Assembly in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. The main population centres of the electorate include Balhannah, Gumeracha, Lobethal, Mount Barker and Nairne.
Kavel is named after Lutheran pastor August Kavel who migrated to South Australia from Germany in 1838 (two years after the colony was founded) with approximately 250 people seeking freedom from religious persecution. They and later German immigrants and their descendants have made a significant contribution to South Australia's development and culture.
The strong Family First Party vote in the 2006 election (the highest in the state) was due in part to their prominent local candidate, church minister Tom Playford, son of former Premier Sir Thomas Playford. Playford ran as an independent in the 2002 election, finishing on a primary vote of 19.4 percent. Kavel is the strongest rural seat for the SA Greens on a 15.6 percent primary vote at the 2014 election.
Members for Kavel
|Roger Goldsworthy||Liberal Party of Australia||1970–1992|
|John Olsen||Liberal Party of Australia||1992–2002|
|Mark Goldsworthy||Liberal Party of Australia||2002–present|
|South Australian state election, 2014: Kavel|
|Family First||Darryl Stott||1,854||8.3||+2.9|
|Total formal votes||22,289||97.1||−0.0|