|Member of the South Australian Parliament
20 March 2010
|Preceded by||Jane Lomax-Smith|
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia (SA)|
|Education||University of South Australia|
|Profession||Member of Parliament|
Rachel Sanderson is an Australian politician representing the seat of Adelaide in the South Australian House of Assembly for the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party of Australia since the 2010 election.
Sanderson obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy from the University of South Australia. She worked for a Chartered Accountant, a Finishing School and then a Modelling Agency as Financial Manager. In 1994 Sanderson established a modelling agency and training school, "Rachel's Model Management".
Rachel sold her management agency in April 2013, citing her full-time occupation as being a member of parliament.
Sanderson was elected to the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Adelaide at the 2010 state election, receiving a 14.5-point two-party swing on a margin of 4.2 points against Australian Labor Party incumbent Jane Lomax-Smith. At the 2014 state election she suffered a 1.8-point two-party swing against her finishing with a reduced margin of 2.4 points against Australian Labor Party candidate David O'Loughlin.
2016 redistribution campaign
Upon the release of the 2016 draft electoral redistribution, Sanderson organised the mass distribution of a pro forma document in the two inner metropolitan suburbs of Walkerville and Gilberton, which aimed for residents to use the pro forma document to submit their objection to the commission in support of Sanderson's campaign to keep the two suburbs in her seat of Adelaide, which in the draft would have been transferred to neighbouring Torrens. Sanderson's position however was at odds with her own party's submission which in fact agreed with the commission that Walkerville should be transferred to Torrens. Under the commission's draft proposal, the Liberal margin in Adelaide would have been reduced from 2.4 percent to 0.6 percent, but would have also resulted in the Labor margin in Torrens reduced from 3.5 percent to 1.1 percent. Of a record 130 total submissions received in response to the draft redistribution, about 100 (over three quarters of all submissions) were from Walkerville and Gilberton. As a result, the commission reversed the draft decision in the final publication.
- "About Rachel". Rachel Sanderson. 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
- "Adelaide state Liberal MP Rachel Sanderson sells her modelling agency". City Messenger. 22 April 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
- Adelaide residents compared to 'Hyacinth Bucket' for lashing out at proposed electoral shift - ABC 22 September 2016
- Patrician burghers of Adelaide lament: 'Won't someone think of the rotary clubs?' - InDaily 22 September 2016
- Libs' last-ditch bid for "electoral fairness" - InDaily 28 September 2016
- MPs make submissions into South Australian boundary changes - The Advertiser 22 September 2016
- Draft Report (PDF): Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission 15 August 2016
- Detail and download of all 130 submissions submitted: Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission
- Final Report (PDF): Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission 8 December 2016
- Parliamentary profile
- "Rachel Sanderson - Liberal for Adelaide". Liberal SA: Members/Candidates. Liberal Party of Australia, SA Division. 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
- "Official website". Retrieved 5 December 2013.
|South Australian House of Assembly|
|Member for Adelaide