Stan Evans

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Stanley George "Stan" Evans (born 14 July 1930) is a former South Australian Liberal politician.

He was the member for Onkaparinga from 1968 to 1970, then Fisher from 1970 to 1985.[1]

A 1983 electoral redistribution turned Fisher into a marginal seat, with much of the old Fisher moving into the safe Liberal seat of Davenport. Evans failed to win Liberal pre-selection for Davenport, but stood as an Independent Liberal at the 1985 election and won the seat, temporarily forcing Dean Brown out of politics.[2][3]

He nevertheless maintained his Liberal Party membership, as the Liberals did not at that time have a policy for expelling members who opposed endorsed candidates.[4] He then stood in the 1989 election as the endorsed Liberal candidate for Davenport.[1] He retired at the 1993 election, allowing his son Iain Evans to take the seat.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Mr Stan Evans". Former Member of Parliament Details. Parliament of South Australia. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Moran, Brendan (June 1986). "Australian Political Chronicle: July–December 1985". Australian Journal of Politics and History 32 (2): 291, 293. ISSN 0004-9522. 
  3. ^ "Old irritations play out in vote for Evans". The Adelaide Review (Adelaide, Australia). 2004. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Robbins, Jane (June 1986). "Australian Political Chronicle: July–December 1986". Australian Journal of Politics and History 33 (2): 116. ISSN 0004-9522. 
  5. ^ "Davenport". The Poll Bludger. 2006. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 

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