Electoral district of Torrens
South Australia—House of Assembly
Electoral district of Torrens (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
|Party||Australian Labor Party|
|Namesake||Robert Richard Torrens|
|Area||18.8 km2 (7.3 sq mi)|
Torrens is an electoral district of the House of Assembly in the Australian state of South Australia. Located along the River Torrens, and named after Robert Richard Torrens, a 19th-century Premier of South Australia, and also the founder of the "Torrens title" land registration system. Torrens is an 18.8 km² urban electorate in Adelaide's north-east. It includes the suburbs of Greenacres, Hampstead Gardens, Hillcrest, Holden Hill, Northgate, Oakden and Windsor Gardens as well as parts of Dernancourt, Gilles Plains, Hope Valley, Klemzig and Northfield.
Torrens has had three incarnations as a South Australian electoral district. It was first created in 1902 and abolished in 1915, reinstated in 1938 until 1985 primarily as Liberal Party seat. It was recreated in its current state for the 1993 State election, as a nominally marginal Australian Labor Party seat, but was won for the Liberal Party by Joe Tiernan, following the collapse of the State Bank. Tiernan died while in office in 1994, and Robyn Geraghty reclaimed the seat for Labor at the Torrens by-election with an 8.6 percent swing as budget cuts by Liberal Premier Dean Brown proved unpopular. Former Senator Dana Wortley won the seat for Labor at the 2014 election.
Members for Torrens
|First incarnation (1902–1915, 5 members)|
|Term||Member 1||Party||Member 2||Party||Member 3||Party||Member 4||Party||Member 5||Party|
|1902–1905||John Darling Jr.||Aust. Nat. League||John Jenkins||Indep. (Lib.)||George Soward||Aust. Nat. League||Thomas Price||United Labor||Frederick Coneybeer||United Labor|
|1905–1910||Crawford Vaughan||United Labor||George Dankel||United Labor||Thomas Smeaton||United Labor|
|1910–1912||Thomas Ryan||United Labor|
|1912–1915||Herbert Hudd||Liberal Union||Herbert Parsons||Liberal Union|
|Second incarnation (1938–1985, 1 member)|
|1938–1944||Shirley Jeffries||Liberal and Country League|
|1944–1947||Herbert Baldock||Australian Labor Party|
|1947–1953||Shirley Jeffries||Liberal and Country League|
|1953–1956||John Travers||Liberal and Country League|
|1956–1973||John Coumbe||Liberal and Country League|
|1973–1977||Liberal Party of Australia|
|1977–1985||Michael Wilson||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Third incarnation (1993–present)|
|1993–1994||Joe Tiernan||Liberal Party of Australia|
|1994–2014||Robyn Geraghty||Australian Labor Party|
|2014–present||Dana Wortley||Australian Labor Party|
|South Australian state election, 2014: Torrens|
|Family First||Owen Hood||1,552||7.6||−0.1|
|Total formal votes||20,475||96.6||−0.1|
- "Statistical Record of the Legislature 1836 to 2009". Parliament of South Australia.
- 2014 State Election Results – Torrens, ECSA.
- 2014 State Election Results – Torrens, ABC.