Division of Mayo
The Division of Mayo is an Australian electoral division in the hills east of Adelaide, South Australia. It includes the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island, including the towns of Bridgewater, Crafers, Echunga, Gumeracha, Hahndorf, Langhorne Creek, Lobethal, Macclesfield, Mount Barker, Myponga, Oakbank, Stirling, Strathalbyn, Victor Harbor, Woodside, Yankalilla, and part of Birdwood.
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Mayo in South Australia, as of the 2019 federal election.
|Area||9,315 km2 (3,596.5 sq mi)|
It was set up in 1984 and is named after Helen Mayo, the first woman elected to an Australian University Council.
|Liberal||1984 Australian federal election, 1 December 1984 –
14 July 2008
|Served as Opposition Leader from 1994 to 1995. Served as minister under John Howard. Resigned in order to retire from politics|
|Liberal||2008 Mayo by-election, 6 September 2008 –
2016 Australian federal election, 2 July 2016
|Served as minister under Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull. Lost seat|
|Nick Xenophon Team||2016 Australian federal election, 2 July 2016 –
8 June 2018
|Centre Alliance||8 June 2018 –|
Alexander Downer's father and grandfather were federal politicians. Downer was Leader of the Opposition, and became Foreign Minister in the Howard Government. His resignation from parliament caused a by-election for Mayo in 2008.