Division of Boothby
The Division of Boothby is an Australian electoral division in South Australia. It was set up 1903 and is named for William Boothby (1829–1903), the Returning Officer for the first federal election in 1901.
Australian House of Representatives Division
Boothby (dark green) in the city of Adelaide
|Area||130 km2 (50.2 sq mi)|
8 October 1911
|Previously held the Division of South Australia. Served as minister under Chris Watson and Andrew Fisher. Died in office|
|Commonwealth Liberal||1911 Boothby by-election –
|Lost seat. Later elected to the South Australian Legislative Council in 1913|
[14 November 1916
|Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Torrens. Retired|
|National Labor||14 November 1916 –|
17 February 1917
|Nationalist||17 February 1917 –|
26 March 1917
|Previously a member of the Senate. Served as Chief Government Whip under Billy Hughes. Lost seat|
|Liberal Union||1922 –
|Lost seat. Elected to the Senate in 1931|
|Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Port Adelaide. Served as Chief Government Whip under Joseph Lyons. Died in office|
|Independent||March 1931 –|
7 May 1931
|United Australia||7 May 1931 –|
23 April 1941
|United Australia||1941 Boothby by-election–
|Did not contest in the seat in the election in 1949. Failed to win the Division of Kingston|
|(Sir) John McLeay Sr.
|Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Unley. Served as Speaker during the Robert Menzies and Harold Holt Governments. Retired. Son was John McLeay Jr.|
|John McLeay Jr.
22 January 1981
|Served as minister under Malcolm Fraser. Resigned in order to retire from politics. Father was John McLeay Sr.|
|Liberal||1981 Boothby by-election–
|Previously Premier of South Australia (1968–70), and later a Liberal Movement member of the Senate (1974–77). Retired|
David Gordon won the seat in a by-election in 1911 caused by the death of Lee Batchelor. Another by-election was held in 1941 after the death of John Price. Sir John McLeay was Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1956-66. His son John, Jr., was a minister in the Fraser government. Steele Hall had been Premier of South Australia, when he won the seat in a by-election caused by McLeay accepting a diplomatic position overseas.
- Profile of the Electoral Division of Boothby, 4 January 2011, Australian Electoral Commission.