Division of Kingston

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Kingston 2013.png
Kingston (dark green) in the city of Adelaide
MPAmanda Rishworth
NamesakeCharles Kingston
Electors98,775 (2013)
Area171 km2 (66.0 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan
Charles Kingston

The Division of Kingston is an Australian Electoral Division in South Australia. It covers south part of the Adelaide metropolitan area. It includes the suburbs of Aldinga Beach, Christie Downs, Christies Beach, Hackham, Hallett Cove, Huntfield Heights, Lonsdale, Maslin Beach, Moana, Morphett Vale, Old Noarlunga, Onkaparinga Hills, Port Noarlunga, Reynella, Seaford, Sellicks Beach, Sheidow Park, Port Willunga, Trott Park, Woodcroft, and parts of Happy Valley and McLaren Flat.

It was set up in 1949 and is named after Charles Kingston, Premier of South Australia (1893–1899). He was elected to the first House of Representatives in 1901 and the first Federal member of the Division of Adelaide in 1903.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Jim Handby Liberal 1949–1951
  Pat Galvin Labor 1951–1966
  Kay Brownbill Liberal 1966–1969
  Richard Gun Labor 1969–1975
  Grant Chapman Liberal 1975–1983
  Gordon Bilney Labor 1983–1996
  Susan Jeanes Liberal 1996–1998
  David Cox Labor 1998–2004
  Kym Richardson Liberal 2004–2007
  Amanda Rishworth Labor 2007–present

Notably, every sitting member in the electorate's history has been defeated at an election—none have retired or resigned.[1]

Election results[change | change source]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Munro, Ian (26 July 2010). "Labor incumbent looks safe in see-saw seat". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 4 January 2011.

References[change | change source]

Coordinates: 35°12′04″S 138°32′06″E / 35.201°S 138.535°E / -35.201; 138.535