Electoral district of Taylor
South Australia—House of Assembly
Electoral district of Taylor (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
|Party||Australian Labor Party (SA)|
|Namesake||Doris Irene Taylor|
|Area||249.8 km2 (96.4 sq mi)|
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
|Family First||Lenny Jessiman||2,309||11.0||+0.4|
|Total formal votes||21,022||95.9||+0.1|