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Electoral district of Elder

South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
Map of Adelaide, South Australia with electoral district of Elder highlighted
Electoral district of Elder (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
State South Australia
Created 1993
MP Annabel Digance
Party Australian Labor Party
Namesake Thomas Elder
Electors 23,821 (2014)
Area 15.7 km2 (6.1 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan

Elder is an electoral district of the House of Assembly in the Australian state of South Australia. It is named after nineteenth-century businessman and philanthropist Thomas Elder. Elder is a 15.7 km² urban electorate in Adelaide's south-west, taking in the suburbs of Ascot Park, Clovelly Park, Marion, Melrose Park, Mitchell Park and Park Holme, and parts of Colonel Light Gardens, Daw Park, Edwardstown, Oaklands Park, Plympton Park, South Plympton and Warradale.

Elder was created as a marginal Labor electorate at the 1991 electoral redistribution, but was won by Liberal David Wade amidst the landslide Liberal victory at the 1993 state election. Wade only lasted one term, as while he faced a smaller than average swing at the 1997 election, he only had a small margin, and was easily defeated by Labor candidate Patrick Conlon. Conlon had little difficulty being re-elected at the 2002 election and was a senior minister in the Rann government. A redistribution prior to the 2014 election saw Labor's margin significantly reduced from 3.6 percent to 2.0 percent. Conlon resigned from parliament at the 2014 election and was replaced by Labor's Annabel Digance.


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

Members for Elder

Member Party Term
  David Wade Liberal 1993–1997
  Patrick Conlon Labor 1997–2014
  Annabel Digance Labor 2014–present

Election results

South Australian state election, 2014: Elder[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Carolyn Habib 8,828 41.8 +2.5
Labor Annabel Digance 8,350 39.5 −1.8
Greens Paul Petherick 1,990 9.4 −1.7
Family First Cosimo Russo 1,035 4.9 +0.3
Dignity for Disability Nick Schumi 910 4.3 +4.3
Total formal votes 21,113 96.4 +0.1
Informal votes 787 3.6 −0.1
Turnout 21,900 91.9 −0.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Annabel Digance 10,945 51.8 −0.1
Liberal Carolyn Habib 10,168 48.2 +0.1
Labor hold Swing −0.1


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


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