Electoral district of Taylor

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South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
Map of Adelaide, South Australia with electoral district of Taylor highlighted
Electoral district of Taylor (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
State South Australia
Created 1993
MP Leesa Vlahos
Party Australian Labor Party (SA)
Namesake Doris Irene Taylor
Electors 24,006 (2014)
Area 249.8 km2 (96.4 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan
Coordinates 34°41′4″S 138°33′16″E / 34.68444°S 138.55444°E / -34.68444; 138.55444Coordinates: 34°41′4″S 138°33′16″E / 34.68444°S 138.55444°E / -34.68444; 138.55444

Taylor is an electoral district of the House of Assembly in the Australian state of South Australia. This district is named after Doris Irene Taylor MBE, a leading force in the founding of Meals on Wheels, and Labor activist. Taylor is a 249.8 km² semi-urban electorate in Adelaide's far northern suburbs and fringe farmland. A large portion of the district lives in its southern edges, corresponding to the northern fringes of Adelaide. It includes the suburbs of Andrews Farm, Bolivar, Buckland Park, Burton, Direk, Edinburgh, Edinburgh North, Lewiston, MacDonald Park, Penfield, Penfield Gardens, St Kilda, Virginia, Waterloo Corner, and parts of Paralowie, Port Gawler and Salisbury North.

Taylor was created as a safe Labor seat for the 1993 state election between the northern metropolitan seats of Ramsay and Goyder, and was won by the defeated Labor Premier Lynn Arnold. He resigned in 1994, triggering a Taylor by-election which saw Trish White retain the seat for Labor.

Members for Taylor[edit]

Member Party Term
  Lynn Arnold Labor 1993–1994
  Trish White Labor 1994–2010
  Leesa Vlahos Labor 2010–present

Election results[edit]

South Australian state election, 2014: Taylor[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Leesa Vlahos 10,723 51.0 −4.0
Liberal Alexander Hyde 6,542 31.1 +2.7
Family First Lenny Jessiman 2,309 11.0 +0.4
Greens Kirsten Wahlstrom 1,448 6.9 +1.1
Total formal votes 21,022 95.9 +0.1
Informal votes 895 4.1 −0.1
Turnout 21,917 91.3 −1.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Leesa Vlahos 12,940 61.6 −1.0
Liberal Alexander Hyde 8,082 38.4 +1.0
Labor hold Swing −1.0