Electoral district of MacKillop

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MacKillop
South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
Map of South Australia with electoral district of MacKillop highlighted
Electoral district of MacKillop (green) in South Australia
State South Australia
Created 1993
MP Mitch Williams
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Namesake Mary MacKillop
Electors 23,565 (2014)
Area 24,981 km2 (9,645.2 sq mi)
Demographic Rural
Coordinates 36°39′S 139°55′E / 36.650°S 139.917°E / -36.650; 139.917Coordinates: 36°39′S 139°55′E / 36.650°S 139.917°E / -36.650; 139.917

MacKillop is an electoral district of the House of Assembly in the Australian state of South Australia. Named in 1991 after Mary MacKillop (later to become the first Australian to be canonised as a Roman Catholic saint), who served the local area, it is a 24,981 km² rural electorate in the south-east of the state, stretching from the mouth of the Murray River southwards, but excluding the far-southern point of the state, which includes Mount Gambier. It contains the Kingston District Council, Naracoorte Lucindale Council, District Council of Robe, Tatiara District Council, Wattle Range Council, as well as parts of The Coorong District Council. The main population centres are Bordertown, Keith, Kingston SE, Meningie, Millicent, Naracoorte, Penola and Robe.

MacKillop was first contested at the 1993 election, replacing the old seat of Victoria,[1] and was won easily for the Liberals by Dale Baker, who was a former parliamentary state leader of the Liberal Party and state minister. However, at the 1997 election, it was captured by an Independent Liberal, Mitch Williams, who returned to the Liberal Party before the 2002 election.

Members for MacKillop[edit]

Member Party Term
  Dale Baker Liberal 1993–1997
  Mitch Williams Independent 1997–1999
  Liberal 1999–present

Election results[edit]

South Australian state election, 2014: MacKillop[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Mitch Williams 13,803 65.1 +5.0
Labor Terry Soulmatis 3,099 14.6 +2.1
Family First Bill Pomery 1,602 7.5 +1.7
Independent Steve Davies 1,503 7.1 +7.1
Greens Donella Peters 1,212 5.7 +2.3
Total formal votes 21,219 97.1 −0.2
Informal votes 638 2.9 +0.2
Turnout 21,857 92.8 −0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Mitch Williams 16,280 76.7 +2.0
Labor Terry Soulmatis 4,939 23.3 −2.0
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "MacKillop". 2010 South Australian Election. abc.net.au. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  2. ^ 2014 State Election Results – MacKillop, ECSA.
  3. ^ 2014 State Election Results – MacKillop, ABC.

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