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Electoral district of Chaffey

South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
Map of South Australia with the electoral district of Chaffey highlighted
Electoral district of Chaffey (green) in South Australia
State South Australia
Created 1938
MP Tim Whetstone
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Namesake William Chaffey
Electors 24,576 (2014)
Area 25,477 km2 (9,836.7 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

Chaffey, created in 1936, is an electorate for the South Australian House of Assembly. It covers the Riverland region of South Australia including the towns of Renmark, Berri, Barmera, Loxton and Waikerie.

The seat is named after brothers William Chaffey who established the irrigation area along the Murray River from 1886. It is currently held by Tim Whetstone for the Liberal Party.

At the 2006 election, SA Nationals MP Karlene Maywald retained her seat with a large majority. She received a primary vote of 53.2 percent and a two-candidate vote of 67.2 percent. Maywald was first elected at the 1997 election. She was defeated at the 2010 election.


  • Members for Chaffey 1
  • Election results 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4

Members for Chaffey

Member Party Term
  William MacGillivray Independent 1938–1956
  Harold King Liberal and Country League 1956–1962
  Reg Curren Labor 1962–1968
  Peter Arnold Liberal and Country League 1968–1970
  Reg Curren Labor 1970–1973
  Peter Arnold Liberal and Country League 1973–1973
  Liberal 1973–1993
  Kent Andrew Liberal 1993–1997
  Karlene Maywald Nationals SA 1997–2010
  Tim Whetstone Liberal 2010–present

Election results

South Australian state election, 2014: Chaffey[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Tim Whetstone 14,196 64.8 +17.1
Labor Mahanbir Grewal 3,615 16.5 +9.1
Family First Yvonne Zeppel 2,891 13.2 +5.7
Greens Jason Garrood 1,199 5.5 +3.3
Total formal votes 21,901 96.6 −0.3
Informal votes 767 3.4 +0.3
Turnout 22,668 92.2 −1.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Tim Whetstone 16,454 75.1 −3.3
Labor Mahanbir Grewal 5,447 24.9 +3.3
Liberal hold Swing N/A


  1. ^ 2014 State Election Results – Chaffey, ECSA.
  2. ^ 2014 State Election Results – Chaffey, ABC.


  • ABC profile for Chaffey: 2014
  • ECSA profile for Chaffey: 2014
  • Poll Bludger profile for Chaffey: 2014
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