Electoral district of Port Adelaide
South Australia—House of Assembly
Electoral district of Port Adelaide (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
|Dates current||1857–1970, 2002–present|
|Party||Australian Labor Party|
|Area||91.3 km2 (35.3 sq mi)|
Port Adelaide is an electoral district of the House of Assembly in the Australian state of South Australia. Named after Port Adelaide because of its geographical location, it is a 91.3 km² urban electorate on Adelaide's Lefevre Peninsula and stretches east toward Adelaide's northern suburbs. It contains a mix of seaside residential areas, wasteland and industrial regions. It includes the suburbs of Cavan, Dry Creek, Gillman, Globe Derby Park, Green Fields, Largs North, Mawson Lakes, North Haven, Osborne, Ottoway, Outer Harbor, Taperoo and Wingfield as well as parts of Gepps Cross, Pooraka, Port Adelaide and Rosewater.
Port Adelaide has had three incarnations as a South Australian electoral district. It was first used as a district in the Legislative Council, from 1851 until 1856. From 1856 onwards, it became one of 17 House of Assembly districts using multi-member representation. The seat became a single member district from the 1938 election onward, held continuously by the Australian Labor Party (ALP) until the district's abolition prior to the 1970 election. From then until the 2002 election, the area was served by the electoral district of Semaphore and the electoral district of Hart.
The seat was recreated in 2002, and has been a comfortably safe Labor seat since then. The member for Hart, deputy premier and state treasurer Kevin Foley, followed most of his constituents into the recreated seat and held it easily. At the 2006 election, Foley increased his margin from 21.7 percent to 25.7 percent, and gained a majority in all booths. A 2012 Port Adelaide by-election occurred on 11 February as a result of Foley's resignation from parliament. Susan Close easily retained the seat for Labor.
|First incarnation 1857–1970|
|Term||Member 1||Member 2|
|1857–1858||John Hart, sen.||John Bristow Hughes|
vacant until March
|1860–1862||William Owen||Patrick Boyce Coglin|
|1862–1865||John Hart, sen.|
|1866–1868||Jacob William Smith|
|1870–1871||William Quin||Henry Kent Hughes|
|1875–1880||William Quin||David Bower|
|1880–1881||John Hart, jun.|
|1887–1893||George Feltham Hopkins|
|1893–1902||William Archibald||Ivor MacGillivray||Member 3|
|1902–1905||Thomas Henry Brooker|
two members from 1915
|1918–1924||John Stanley Verran|
|1924–1925||Francis Joseph Condon|
|1925–1927||John Stanley Verran|
|1927–1933||John Jonas||Thomas Turner Thompson|
|1933–1938||James Stephens||Albert Thompson|
|1938–1959||James Stephens||Australian Labor Party|
|1959–1970||John Ryan||Australian Labor Party|
|Second incarnation 2002–|
|2002–2011||Kevin Foley||Australian Labor Party|
|2012–present||Susan Close||Australian Labor Party|
|South Australian state election, 2014: Port Adelaide|
|Family First||Bruce Hambour||1,783||7.9||+2.1|
|Total formal votes||22,688||96.6||+0.0|
- "Statistical Record of the Legislature 1836 to 2009". Parliament of South Australia.
- 2014 State Election Results – Port Adelaide, ECSA.
- 2014 State Election Results – Port Adelaide, ABC.
- ABC profile for Port Adelaide: 2014
- ECSA profile for Port Adelaide: 2014
- Poll Bludger profile for Port Adelaide: 2014