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.
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||18.3 km2 (7.1 sq mi)|
|Electoral District map|
West Torrens has had several incarnations, first as a Legislative Council district, then four times as a South Australian House of Assembly electoral district.
- It was first used as district in the Legislative Council, from 1851 until 1857, with Charles Simeon Hare and then Thomas Reynolds being the members.
- From 1857 it became a House of Assembly district, 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.
- It reverted 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)|
|Total formal votes||22,162||95.5||−1.2|
- Electoral District of West Torrens (Map). Electoral Commission of South Australia. 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
- "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.
- State Election Results – District Results for West Torrens, ECSA.