Electoral district of West Torrens

West Torrens is a single-member electoral district for the South Australian House of Assembly. Named after the City of West Torrens (which is so-named because of its location on the River Torrens), it is a 25.1 km² suburban electorate in Adelaide's west. It includes the suburbs and areas of Brooklyn Park, Cowandilla, Flinders Park, Hilton, Hindmarsh, Keswick Terminal, Marleston, Mile End, Mile End South, Netley, Richmond, Thebarton, Torrensville, Underdale and West Richmond, as well as parts of Allenby Gardens, Lockleys, Welland and West Hindmarsh.

West Torrens
South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
Map of Adelaide, South Australia with electoral district of West Torrens highlighted
Electoral district of West Torrens (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
StateSouth Australia
Dates current1857–1902, 1915–1938,
1956–1970, 2002–present
MPTom Koutsantonis
PartyAustralian Labor Party (SA)
NamesakeCity of West Torrens
Electors25,777 (2018)
Area18.3 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
DemographicMetropolitan
Coordinates34°56′9″S 138°32′55″E / 34.93583°S 138.54861°E / -34.93583; 138.54861Coordinates: 34°56′9″S 138°32′55″E / 34.93583°S 138.54861°E / -34.93583; 138.54861
Electorates around West Torrens:
Cheltenham Croydon Adelaide
Colton West Torrens Adelaide
Morphett Badcoe Unley
Footnotes
Electoral District map[1]

West Torrens has had several incarnations, first as a Legislative Council district, then four times as a South Australian House of Assembly electoral district.

MembersEdit

First incarnation (1857–1902)
(Two-member electorate)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Luther Scammell 1857–1860   James Cole 1857–1860
  Thomas Magarey 1860–1862   George Morphett 1860–1861
  Randolph Stow 1861–1862
  Henry Strangways 1862–1871
  Augustine Stow 1862–1865
  John Pickering 1865–1868
  G. T. Bean 1868–1870
  John Pickering 1870–1870
  W. H. Bean 1870–1871
  James Boucaut 1871–1875
  John Pickering 1871–1878
  Benjamin Taylor 1875–1876
  J. M. Sinclair 1876–1878
  W. J. Magarey 1878–1881   W. H. Bean 1878–1884
  F. E. Bucknall 1881–1887  
  Arthur Harvey 1884–1887
  Benjamin Gould 1887–1893   Benjamin Nash 1887–1890
    T. H. Brooker 1890–1902
  Frank Hourigan Labor 1893–1901
Second incarnation (1915–1938)
(Two-member electorate)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Henry Chesson Labor 1915–1917   Thompson Green Labor 1915–1917
  National 1917–1918   National 1917–1918
  Alfred Blackwell Labor 1918–1931   John McInnes Labor 1918–1931
  Parliamentary Labor 1931–1934   Parliamentary Labor 1931–1934
  Labor 1934–1938   Labor 1934–1938
Third incarnation (1956–1970)
(Single-member electorate)
Member Party Term
  Fred Walsh Labor 1956–1965
  Glen Broomhill Labor 1965–1970
Fourth incarnation (2002–present)
(Single-member electorate)
Member Party Term
  Tom Koutsantonis Labor 2002–present

Election resultsEdit

2018 South Australian state election: West Torrens[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Tom Koutsantonis 11,147 50.3 −0.3
Liberal Helika Cruz 7,082 32.0 −1.5
Greens Livio Forza 2,563 11.6 −0.1
Dignity Phillip Beddall 1,100 5.0 +5.0
Danig Josh Dimas 270 1.2 +1.2
Total formal votes 22,162 95.5 −1.2
Informal votes 1,037 4.5 +1.2
Turnout 23,199 90.0 +3.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Tom Koutsantonis 14,010 63.2 +0.9
Liberal Helika Cruz 8,152 36.8 −0.9
Labor hold Swing +0.9

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Electoral District of West Torrens (Map). Electoral Commission of South Australia. 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Statistical Record of the Legislature, 1836 – 2007" (PDF). Parliament of South Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 March 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  3. ^ State Election Results – District Results for West Torrens, ECSA.

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