Division of Kingston

Australian federal electoral division

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.

Kingston
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Kingston 2019.png
Division of Kingston in South Australia, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created1949
MPAmanda Rishworth
PartyLabor
NamesakeCharles Kingston
Electors118,732 (2019)
Area171 km2 (66.0 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan
Charles Kingston

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.

MembersEdit

Image Member Party Term Notes
    Jim Handby
(1903–1991)
Liberal 10 December 1949 –
28 April 1951
Lost seat
    Pat Galvin
(1911–1980)
Labor 28 April 1951 –
26 November 1966
Lost seat
    Kay Brownbill
(1914–2002)
Liberal 26 November 1966 –
25 October 1969
Lost seat
    Dr Richard Gun
(1936–)
Labor 25 October 1969 –
13 December 1975
Lost seat
    Grant Chapman
(1949–)
Liberal 13 December 1975 –
5 March 1983
Lost seat. Later elected to the Senate in 1987
    Gordon Bilney
(1939–2012)
Labor 5 March 1983 –
2 March 1996
Served as minister under Bob Hawke and Paul Keating. Lost seat
    Susan Jeanes
(1958–)
Liberal 2 March 1996 –
3 October 1998
Lost seat
    David Cox
(1954–)
Labor 3 October 1998 –
9 October 2004
Lost seat
    Kym Richardson
(1958–)
Liberal 9 October 2004 –
24 November 2007
Lost seat
    Amanda Rishworth
(1978–)
Labor 24 November 2007 –
present
Incumbent

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

Election resultsEdit

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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