Electoral district of West Torrens
South Australia—House of Assembly
Electoral district of West Torrens (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
|Dates current||1857–1902, 1915–1938,
|Party||Australian Labor Party (SA)|
|Namesake||City of West Torrens|
|Area||25.1 km2 (9.7 sq mi)|
West Torrens is an electoral district of the House of Assembly in the Australian state of South Australia. Named after the City of West Torrens because of its location on the River Torrens, it is a 25.1 km² urban electorate in Adelaide's west. It includes the suburbs and areas of Adelaide Airport, Brooklyn Park, Cowandilla, Hilton, Keswick Terminal, Kurralta Park, Marleston, Mile End, Mile End South, Netley, North Plympton, Richmond, Thebarton, Torrensville, Underdale and West Richmond, as well as parts of Lockleys.
West Torrens has had four incarnations as a South Australian Assembly electoral district (plus one as an early unicameral Council district). It was first used as district in the Legislative Council, from 1851 until 1857; Charles Simeon Hare, then Thomas Reynolds being the members. From 1857 onwards, it became one of House of Assembly districts, returning two members until it was abolished as a name at the 1902 election. At the 1915 election, it was recreated as a House of Assembly seat returning two members, being abolished again at the 1938 election when single-member districts were introduced. In 1955 it was recreated to replace the abolished seat of Thebarton for the 1956 election, the first time that the district was represented by a single member. It was abolished at the 1970 election and replaced with the electoral district of Peake, until reverting to its original name for the 2002 election, after a redistribution.
|First incarnation (1857–1902)|
|Luther Scammell||1857–1860||James Cole||1857–1860|
|Thomas Magarey||1860–1862||George Morphett||1860–1861|
|G. T. Bean||1868–1870|
|W. H. Bean||1870–1871|
|J. M. Sinclair||1876–1878|
|W. J. Magarey||1878–1881||W. H. Bean||1878–1884|
|F. E. Bucknall||1881–1887|
|Benjamin Gould||1887–1893||Benjamin Nash||1887–1890|
|T. H. Brooker||1890–1902|
|Second incarnation (1915–1938)|
|Henry Chesson||Labor||1915–1917||Thompson Green||Labor||1915–1917|
|Alfred Blackwell||Labor||1918–1931||John McInnes||Labor||1918–1931|
|Parliamentary Labor||1931–1934||Parliamentary Labor||1931–1934|
|Third incarnation (1956–1970)|
|Fourth incarnation (2002–present)|
|Family First||Tim Leeder||894||4.3||+0.8|
|Total formal votes||20,904||96.7||+0.1|
- "Statistical Record of the Legislature, 1836 - 2007" (PDF). Parliament of South Australia. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
- State Election Results – West Torrens, ECSA.
- 2014 State Election Results – West Torrens, ABC.