Electoral district of Cheltenham

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South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
Map of Adelaide, South Australia with electoral district of Cheltenham highlighted
Electoral district of Cheltenham (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
State South Australia
Created 1998
MP Jay Weatherill
Party Australian Labor Party (SA)
Namesake Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Electors 24,710 (2014)
Area 18.1 km2 (7.0 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan
Coordinates 34°52′42″S 138°31′31″E / 34.87833°S 138.52528°E / -34.87833; 138.52528Coordinates: 34°52′42″S 138°31′31″E / 34.87833°S 138.52528°E / -34.87833; 138.52528

Cheltenham is an electoral district of the House of Assembly in the Australian state of South Australia. Named after the suburb of the same name, it is an 18.1 km² urban electorate in Adelaide's north-west, taking in the suburbs of Alberton, Albert Park, Athol Park, Cheltenham, Findon, Hendon, Pennington, Queenstown, Royal Park, St Clair, Woodville, Woodville South, Woodville West, and parts of Port Adelaide and Rosewater. The Cheltenham electorate is inside the federal-level electorate of Port Adelaide.

Cheltenham was created in the 1998 electoral distribution as a safe Labor seat, replacing the abolished seat of Price. In August 2001 the 17-year Price incumbent Murray De-Laine was defeated in a factional preselection in favour of current premier Jay Weatherill.[1] De-Laine subsequently contested the 2002 election as an independent with 9.7% of the primary vote.

Members for Cheltenham[edit]

Member Party Term
  Jay Weatherill Labor 2002–present

Election results[edit]

South Australian state election, 2014: Cheltenham[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jay Weatherill 12,060 55.4 −0.6
Liberal Jack Batty 6,414 29.5 +5.1
Greens Rebecca Galdies 1,831 8.4 +2.2
Family First Alex Tennikoff 1,470 6.8 +1.3
Total formal votes 21,775 96.5 +0.8
Informal votes 786 3.5 −0.8
Turnout 22,561 91.3 −1.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jay Weatherill 13,993 64.3 −1.8
Liberal Jack Batty 7,782 35.7 +1.8
Labor hold Swing −1.8