Electoral district of Croydon (South Australia)

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South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
Map of Adelaide, South Australia with the electoral district of Croydon highlighted
Electoral district of Croydon (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
State South Australia
Created 2002
MP Michael Atkinson
Party Australian Labor Party (SA)
Namesake Croydon
Electors 23,441 (2014)
Area 17.3 km2 (6.7 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan
Coordinates 34°53′25″S 138°33′20″E / 34.89028°S 138.55556°E / -34.89028; 138.55556Coordinates: 34°53′25″S 138°33′20″E / 34.89028°S 138.55556°E / -34.89028; 138.55556

Croydon 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 a 17.3 km² urban electorate in Adelaide's inner north-west, taking in the suburbs of Allenby Gardens, Beverley, Brompton, Bowden, Croydon, West Croydon, Croydon Park, Devon Park, Dudley Park, Flinders Park, Hindmarsh, West Hindmarsh, Kilkenny, Renown Park, Ridleyton, Welland, Woodville Gardens, Woodville Park and parts of Ferryden Park.

Croydon was created in the 1998 electoral distribution as a safe Labor seat, replacing the abolished Spence. It was first contested at the 2002 state election, where it was won by former Attorney-General and current Speaker Michael Atkinson, the previous member for Spence since 1989. The seat is split between the marginal federal seats of Adelaide and Hindmarsh and the safe federal Labor seat of Port Adelaide. Following the 2014 election Croydon became Labor's safest seat on an 18.9 percent margin.

Members for Croydon[edit]

Member Party Term
  Michael Atkinson Labor 2002–present

Election results[edit]

South Australian state election, 2014: Croydon[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Michael Atkinson 11,872 57.8 +4.8
Liberal Glenda Noble 5,462 26.6 +3.3
Greens Cherie Hoyle 2,342 11.4 +2.6
Family First Nkweto Nkamba 866 4.2 +0.6
Total formal votes 20,542 96.6 +1.4
Informal votes 716 3.4 −1.4
Turnout 21,258 90.7 −1.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Michael Atkinson 14,156 68.9 +3.5
Liberal Glenda Noble 6,386 31.1 −3.5
Labor hold Swing +3.5