Electoral district of Enfield

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South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
Map of Adelaide, South Australia with electoral district of Enfield highlighted
Electoral district of Enfield (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
State South Australia
Dates current 1956–1970, 2002–present
MP John Rau
Party Australian Labor Party (SA)
Namesake Enfield, South Australia
Electors 23,032 (2014)
Area 19.7 km2 (7.6 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan
Coordinates 34°52′4″S 138°35′9″E / 34.86778°S 138.58583°E / -34.86778; 138.58583Coordinates: 34°52′4″S 138°35′9″E / 34.86778°S 138.58583°E / -34.86778; 138.58583

Enfield 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 19.7 km² urban electorate in Adelaide's inner north, taking in the suburbs of Angle Park, Blair Athol, Broadview, Clearview, Enfield, Kilburn, Manningham, Mansfield Park, Regency Park and Sefton Park, and parts of Collinswood, Ferryden Park, Nailsworth and Prospect.

Enfield was first created to replace the abolished seat of Prospect for the 1956 election.[1] It was abolished for the 1970 election, substantially replaced by the new seat of Ross Smith.

Enfield was recreated for the 2002 election as a safe Labor seat, replacing the abolished seat of Ross Smith, and was won by Labor candidate John Rau. Rau had defeated Ralph Clarke, the former member for Ross Smith, in a Labor preselection ballot. Clarke subsequently contested the election as an independent, but came third, falling 800 votes short of the Liberal candidate. At the 2006 election, Clarke decided to contest a South Australian Legislative Council seat, where he was given virtually no chance of victory. As a result, Rau extended his margin, easily retaining the seat for Labor.

In both of its incarnations, Enfield has been a comfortably safe Labor seat.

Members for Enfield[edit]

First incarnation 1956–1970
Member Party Term
  Joe Jennings Labor 1956–1970
Second incarnation 2002–
Member Party Term
  John Rau Labor 2002–present

Election results[edit]

South Australian state election, 2014: Enfield[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Rau 9,650 48.5 −2.4
Liberal Scott Roberts 6,737 33.9 +1.0
Greens Roger Levi 1,599 8.0 −0.2
Family First Lisa Hood 1,300 6.5 +0.6
Independent Andrew Stanko 591 3.0 +3.0
Total formal votes 19,877 96.0 +0.2
Informal votes 832 4.0 −0.2
Turnout 20,709 89.9 −1.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Rau 11,550 58.1 −0.9
Liberal Scott Roberts 8,327 41.9 +0.9
Labor hold Swing −0.9