Division of Grey
Australian House of Representatives Division
Grey (dark green) in the state of South Australia
|Namesake||Sir George Grey|
|Area||904,881 km2 (349,376.5 sq mi)|
The Division of Grey is an Australian electoral division in South Australia. The division was one of the seven established when the former Division of South Australia was redistributed on 2 October 1903 and is named for Sir George Grey, who was Governor of South Australia from 1841–45 (and later Prime Minister of New Zealand).
The division covers the rural mid-north and north of South Australia, with a size of 904,881 square kilometres (349,377 sq mi) spanning 92% of the state. The borders of the electorate include the Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales borders, in addition to much of the southern coastal border. The electorate spans to Marion Bay and Eudunda in the south. The main population centres of the electorate include Ceduna, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Port Augusta, Roxby Downs, Coober Pedy, Port Pirie, Kadina, Maitland, Orroroo, Peterborough, Burra and Eudunda.
Grey was held by Labor for much of its history. From the 1943 election to 1993 election, Labor held it as a marginal to fairly safe seat except for one Liberal win at the landslide 1966 election. Grey underwent a significance redistribution prior to the 1993 election, such as including the Yorke Peninsula and the state's upper east, reducing Labor from a fairly safe 6.5 percent two-party margin to a marginal two percent two-party margin. The redistribution combined with the decline of the mining and pastoral Labor vote has made it a fairly safe to safe Liberal seat since the 1996 election onward, with one exception where it was a marginal Liberal seat following the 2007 election.
|Philip McBride||United Australia||1931–1937|
|Australian federal election, 2013: Grey|
|Family First||Cheryl Kaminski||4,878||5.50||+0.14|
|Palmer United||Kristian Rees||4,457||5.03||+5.03|
|Total formal votes||88,651||94.60||−0.05|