Electoral district of Kaurna

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South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
Map of Adelaide, South Australia with electoral district of Kaurna highlighted
Electoral district of Kaurna (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
State South Australia
Created 1993
MP Chris Picton
Party Australian Labor Party (SA)
Namesake Kaurna people
Electors 23,174 (2014)
Area 52.7 km2 (20.3 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan
Coordinates 35°13′44″S 138°28′12″E / 35.22889°S 138.47000°E / -35.22889; 138.47000Coordinates: 35°13′44″S 138°28′12″E / 35.22889°S 138.47000°E / -35.22889; 138.47000

Kaurna is an electoral district of the House of Assembly in the Australian state of South Australia. Named after the Kaurna aboriginal tribe which originally inhabited the Adelaide plains, it is a 52.7 km² semi-urban electorate on Adelaide's far-southern beaches, taking in the suburbs of Aldinga Beach, Maslin Beach, Moana, Port Noarlunga, Port Noarlunga South, Port Willunga, Seaford, Seaford Meadows and Seaford Rise as well as parts of Aldinga and Christies Beach.

Replacing the abolished seat of Baudin, Kaurna was created in the 1991 electoral distribution as a marginal Labor seat, replacing the abolished seat of Baudin. It was first contested at the 1993 election, where it was won by Liberal candidate Lorraine Rosenberg as part of a large swing throughout the state. However, she was swept away at the 1997 election, with John Hill reclaiming the seat for Labor. He resigned from parliament at the 2014 election, replaced by Labor's Chris Picton.

Members for Kaurna[edit]

Member Party Term
  Lorraine Rosenberg Liberal 1993–1997
  John Hill Labor 1997–2014
  Chris Picton Labor 2014–present

Election results[edit]

South Australian state election, 2014: Kaurna[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Chris Picton 8,844 43.4 −5.9
Liberal Ben Caudle 6,233 30.6 −2.9
Greens Maureen Cullen 2,041 10.0 +1.2
Independent Kym Richardson 1,899 9.3 +9.3
Family First Layla Nahavandi 1,347 6.6 +1.2
Total formal votes 20,364 96.6 +0.1
Informal votes 716 3.4 −0.1
Turnout 21,080 91.0 −1.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Picton 11,740 57.7 −1.2
Liberal Ben Caudle 8,624 42.3 +1.2
Labor hold Swing −1.2