John Gardner (Australian politician)

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John Gardner
Assumed office
20 March 2010
Preceded by Lindsay Simmons
Constituency Morialta
Personal details
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia (SA)
Education University of Adelaide
Profession Politician

John Anthony William Gardner is an Australian politician representing the seat of Morialta in the South Australian House of Assembly for the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party of Australia since the 2010 election.

The new seat of Morialta to replace Coles was won by Liberal incumbent Joan Hall on a two-party vote of 54.1 percent at the 2002 election. Labor's Lindsay Simmons defeated Hall at the 2006 election with 57.9 percent of the two-party vote, an 11.2-point post-redistribution swing. Gardner defeated Simmons at the 2010 election, receiving 54.1 percent of the two-party vote, an 11.1-point post-redistribution swing.[1] He increased his two-party vote to 60 percent at the 2014 election.

Gardner had previously been a senior staffer for Christopher Pyne, Liberal MP for the federal seat of Sturt. Gardner currently lives in his childhood suburb of Rostrevor within the electorate of Morialta.

In January 2016 Gardner was appointed Shadow Minister for Education, Multicultural affairs and Arts.[2]


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South Australian House of Assembly
Preceded by
Lindsay Simmons
Member for Morialta