Electoral results for the district of Adelaide

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This is a list of electoral results for the Electoral district of Adelaide in South Australian state elections from the district's first election in 1938 until the present.

Members for Adelaide[edit]

Member Party Term
  Douglas Bardolph Independent Labor 1938–1944
  Robert Dale Australian Labor Party 1944–1947
  Herbert George Australian Labor Party 1947–1950
  Sam Lawn Australian Labor Party 1950–1971
  Jack Wright Australian Labor Party 1971–1985
  Michael Duigan Australian Labor Party 1985–1989
  Michael Armitage Liberal Party of Australia 1989–2002
  Jane Lomax-Smith Australian Labor Party 2002–2010
  Rachel Sanderson Liberal Party of Australia 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

South Australian state election, 2018: Adelaide[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rachel Sanderson 10,226 47.2 −2.1
Labor Jo Chapley 7,750 35.8 +0.5
Greens Robert Simms 2,739 12.6 +0.7
Dignity Betty-Jean Price 946 4.4 +1.1
Total formal votes 21,661 97.8 −0.3
Informal votes 487 2.2 +0.3
Turnout 22,148 88.8 +2.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Rachel Sanderson 11,043 51.0 −2.0
Labor Jo Chapley 10,618 49.0 +2.0
Liberal hold Swing −2.0
South Australian state election, 2014: Adelaide[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rachel Sanderson 10,543 48.7 +4.2
Labor David O'Loughlin 7,812 36.1 +2.7
Greens Robert Simms 2,551 11.8 +0.1
Dignity for Disability Anna Tree 748 3.5 +1.6
Total formal votes 21,654 98.0 +1.8
Informal votes 433 2.0 −1.8
Turnout 22,087 89.1 −0.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Rachel Sanderson 11,341 52.4 −1.8
Labor David O'Loughlin 10,313 47.6 +1.8
Liberal hold Swing −1.8
South Australian state election, 2010: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rachel Sanderson 8,956 44.5 +10.9
Labor Jane Lomax-Smith 6,710 33.3 -14.5
Greens Brett Ferris 2,344 11.7 +2.4
Save the RAH Ruben Sebben 704 3.5 +3.5
Dignity for Disability Samantha Paior 374 1.9 -0.4
Gamers 4 Croydon Tom Birdseye 350 1.7 +1.7
Family First Laury Bais 303 1.5 -1.2
Fair Land Tax Nick Apostolou 282 1.4 +1.4
FREE Australia Shaun McGrath 97 0.5 +0.5
Total formal votes 20,120 96.2 -0.1
Informal votes 787 3.8 +0.1
Turnout 20,907 90.0 +0.8
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Rachel Sanderson 10,909 54.2 +14.5
Labor Jane Lomax-Smith 9,211 45.8 -14.5
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +14.5

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

South Australian state election, 2006: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jane Lomax-Smith 9,247 47.8 +7.4
Liberal Diana Carroll 6,500 33.6 -8.8
Greens Nikki Mortier 1,797 9.3 +4.1
Democrats Richard Pascoe 558 2.9 -3.0
Family First Bill Villani 517 2.7 +1.2
Dignity for Disabled Tracey Rice 441 2.3 +2.3
No Rodeo Amanda Barlow 277 1.4 +1.4
Total formal votes 19,337 96.3 -0.1
Informal votes 749 3.7 +0.1
Turnout 20,086 89.2 -2.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jane Lomax-Smith 11,640 60.2 +9.2
Liberal Diana Carroll 7,697 39.8 -9.2
Labor hold Swing +9.2
South Australian state election, 2002: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Harbison 8,621 42.4 -1.3
Labor Jane Lomax-Smith 8,215 40.4 +6.8
Democrats Cherie Prosser 1,197 5.9 -11.0
Greens Jake Bugden 1,058 5.2 +0.1
No Hoo Haa Albert Bensimon 492 2.4 +2.4
Family First Andrea Mason 310 1.5 +1.5
SA First Ben Krieg 236 1.2 +1.2
One Nation Roy Bedford 143 0.7 +0.7
Independent Tom Bertuleit 61 0.3 +0.3
Total formal votes 20,333 96.4 -0.4
Informal votes 774 3.6 +0.4
Turnout 21,107 91.7 +1.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jane Lomax-Smith 10,375 51.0 +3.2
Liberal Michael Harbison 9,958 49.0 -3.2
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +3.2

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

South Australian state election, 1997: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Armitage 8,449 46.9 -11.6
Labor Kate Callaghan 5,536 30.5 +3.8
Democrats Sue Meeuwissen 2,987 16.5 +7.3
Greens Mark Moran 1,114 6.1 +6.1
Total formal votes 18,136 96.5 -0.8
Informal votes 649 3.5 +0.8
Turnout 18,785 87.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Armitage 10,042 55.4 -8.7
Labor Kate Callaghan 8,094 44.6 +8.7
Liberal hold Swing -8.7
South Australian state election, 1993: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Armitage 11,045 58.5 +11.9
Labor Clare Scriven 5,043 26.7 -15.2
Democrats Mark Andrews 1,741 9.2 -0.5
Natural Law Peter Fenwick 606 3.2 +3.2
Democratic Socialist Andrew Hall 458 2.4 +2.4
Total formal votes 18,893 97.3 -0.8
Informal votes 524 2.7 +0.8
Turnout 19,417 90.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Armitage 12,101 64.1 +12.8
Labor Clare Scriven 6,792 35.9 -12.8
Liberal hold Swing +12.8

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

South Australian state election, 1989: Adelaide[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Armitage 8,290 48.6 +1.4
Labor Michael Duigan 6,777 38.9 -8.3
Democrats Peter Mann 1,626 9.5 +4.0
Call to Australia Howard Shepherd 353 2.0 +2.0
Total formal votes 17,046 98.0 +0.7
Informal votes 347 2.0 -0.7
Turnout 17,393 92.5 +3.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Armitage 9,090 53.3 +3.9
Labor Michael Duigan 7,956 46.7 -3.9
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +3.9
South Australian state election, 1985: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Michael Duigan 7,875 47.3 +4.3
Liberal Michael Wilson 7,849 47.2 -3.8
Democrats Christopher Wurm 916 5.5 -0.6
Total formal votes 16,640 97.3
Informal votes 458 2.7
Turnout 17,098 89.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Michael Duigan 8,414 50.6 +3.4
Liberal Michael Wilson 8,226 49.4 -3.4
Labor hold Swing +3.4
  • Adelaide became a notional 2.8 percent Liberal held seat in the redistribution.
South Australian state election, 1982: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jack Wright 7,888 60.6 +6.1
Liberal Terry McClean 3,822 29.4 -3.6
Democrats Catherine Hannaford 1,295 10.0 -1.3
Total formal votes 13,005 90.6 -2.8
Informal votes 1,356 9.4 +2.8
Turnout 14,361 88.9 -0.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jack Wright 8,536 65.6 +4.9
Liberal Terry McClean 4,469 34.4 -4.9
Labor hold Swing +4.9

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

South Australian state election, 1979: Adelaide[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jack Wright 7,436 54.5 -11.7
Liberal Terry McClean 4,506 33.0 -0.8
Democrats Reginald Goldsworthy 1,540 11.3 +11.3
Australia Howard Houck 169 1.2 +1.2
Total formal votes 13,651 93.4 -2.7
Informal votes 962 6.6 +2.7
Turnout 14,613 89.7 -0.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jack Wright 8,291 60.7 -5.5
Liberal Terry McClean 5,360 39.3 +5.5
Labor hold Swing -5.5
South Australian state election, 1977: Adelaide[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jack Wright 9,996 66.2 +5.9
Liberal Terry McClean 5,102 33.8 +12.8
Total formal votes 15,098 96.1
Informal votes 605 3.9
Turnout 15,703 90.1
Labor hold Swing +4.0
South Australian state election, 1975: Adelaide[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jack Wright 9,048 60.3 -6.4
Liberal David Mount 3,146 21.0 -12.3
Liberal Movement Robert Hercus 2,812 18.7 +18.7
Total formal votes 15,006 94.1 -0.5
Informal votes 934 5.9 +0.5
Turnout 15,940 91.2 -1.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jack Wright 9,334 62.2 -4.5
Liberal David Mount 5,672 37.8 +4.5
Labor hold Swing -4.5
South Australian state election, 1973: Adelaide[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jack Wright 9,792 66.7 +3.8
Liberal and Country Milton Blake 4,892 33.3 +1.1
Total formal votes 14,684 94.6 -2.4
Informal votes 840 5.4 +2.4
Turnout 15,524 92.9 -0.8
Labor hold Swing -0.6
South Australian state election, 1970: Adelaide[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Sam Lawn 9,590 62.9
Liberal and Country Raymond Kidney 4,917 32.2
Communist Elliott Johnston 743 4.9
Total formal votes 15,250 97.0
Informal votes 463 3.0
Turnout 15,713 93.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Sam Lawn 10,259 67.3
Liberal and Country Raymond Kidney 4,991 32.7
Labor hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

South Australian state election, 1968: Adelaide[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Sam Lawn 8,315 61.3 -11.6
Liberal and Country Donald Maddocks 4,026 29.7 +29.7
Communist Elliott Johnston 1,226 9.0 +3.8
Total formal votes 13,567 96.4 +3.5
Informal votes 542 3.8 -3.5
Turnout 14,109 93.7 +1.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Sam Lawn 9,418 69.4 -10.1
Liberal and Country Donald Maddocks 4,149 30.6 +30.6
Labor hold Swing N/A
South Australian state election, 1965: Adelaide[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Sam Lawn 10,444 72.9 -4.0
Democratic Labor George Basivovs 2,372 16.6 -1.9
Social Credit Thomas Ellis 774 5.4 +5.4
Communist Elliott Johnston 746 5.2 +0.6
Total formal votes 14,336 92.9 -2.1
Informal votes 1,100 7.1 +2.1
Turnout 15,436 91.9 +0.8
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Sam Lawn 11,204 78.2 -2.1
Democratic Labor George Basivovs 3,132 21.8 +2.1
Labor hold Swing -2.1
South Australian state election, 1962: Adelaide[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Sam Lawn 12,706 76.9 +3.9
Democratic Labor William Ahem 3,062 18.5 +1.0
Communist Elliott Johnston 757 4.6 -4.9
Total formal votes 16,525 95.0 +0.8
Informal votes 863 5.0 -0.8
Turnout 17,388 91.1 +1.4
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Sam Lawn 13,274 80.3 +0.2
Democratic Labor William Ahem 3,251 19.7 -0.2
Labor hold Swing +0.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ State Election Results - District Results for Adelaide, ECSA.
  2. ^ "Electorate: Adelaide". SA Election 2018. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 17 March 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  3. ^ Jaensch, Dean. "History of South Australian Elections 1857 - 2006". State Electoral Office South Australia. 
  4. ^ "History of South Australian Elections 1857 - 2006". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
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  7. ^ "History of South Australian Elections 1857 - 2006". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "History of South Australian Elections 1857 - 2006". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "History of South Australian Elections 1857 - 2006". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "History of South Australian Elections 1857 - 2006". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "History of South Australian Elections 1857 - 2006". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 13 March 2014.