John Gardner (Australian politician)
20 March 2010
|Preceded by||Lindsay Simmons|
|Political party||Liberal Party|
|Education||University of Adelaide|
The new seat of Morialta to replace Coles was won by Liberal Party incumbent Joan Hall on a two-party vote of 54.1 percent at the 2002 election. Labor's Lindsay Simmons defeated Hall at the 2006 election with 57.9 percent of the two-party vote, an 11.2-point post-redistribution swing. Gardner defeated Simmons at the 2010 election, receiving 54.1 percent of the two-party vote, an 11.1-point post-redistribution swing. He increased his two-party vote to 60 percent at the 2014 election.
Gardner had previously been a senior staffer for Christopher Pyne, Liberal MP for the federal seat of Sturt. Gardner currently lives in his childhood suburb of Rostrevor within the electorate of Morialta.
|South Australian House of Assembly|
|Member for Morialta
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