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Electoral district of Mitchell (South Australia)


Electoral district of Mitchell (South Australia)

Mitchell is an electoral district of the House of Assembly in the state of South Australia. It was first created in 1969 and is named after philosopher Sir William Mitchell. Mitchell is located in inner-south western Adelaide, covering 26.6 km² and encompassing the suburbs of Sheidow Park, Trott Park, Old Reynella, Seaview Downs, Dover Gardens, Seacombe Heights, Seacombe Gardens and Sturt. It also includes parts of Darlington, Bedford Park, Clovelly Park, Mitchell Park, Marion, Oaklands Park and Warradale.

Mitchell has tended to be a marginal Labor-held seat. While Colin Caudell succeeded in winning the seat for the Liberal Party of Australia at the 1993 election, he was narrowly defeated by Kris Hanna at the 1997 election with the help of Australian Democrats preferences. Hanna markedly increased his majority at the 2002 election, but defected to the SA Greens in 2003. He subsequently left the Greens in February 2006, and won his seat at the 2006 election narrowly as an independent candidate. However, he lost at the 2010 election to Labor candidate Alan Sibbons.

Members for Mitchell

Member Party Term
  Ronald Payne Australian Labor Party 1970–1989
  Paul Holloway Australian Labor Party 1989–1993
  Colin Caudell Liberal Party of Australia 1993–1997
  Kris Hanna Australian Labor Party 1997–2003
  SA Greens 2003–2006
  Independent 2006–2010
  Alan Sibbons Australian Labor Party 2010–present

Election results

Main article: Electoral results for the district of Mitchell (South Australia)
South Australian state election, 2010: Mitchell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Alan Sibbons 7,545 33.9 -9.1
Liberal Peta McCance 6,386 28.7 +6.4
Independent Kris Hanna 6,237 28.0 +7.7
Greens Jeremy Miller 1,125 5.1 +1.3
Family First Colin Gibson 950 4.3 -1.7
Total formal votes 22,243 96.6
Informal votes 700 3.4
Turnout 22,943 94.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Alan Sibbons 11,597 52.1 +2.7
Liberal Peta McCance 10,646 47.9 +47.9
Labor gain from Independent Swing N/A

External links

  • Poll Bludger profile for Mitchell: 2006
  • Poll Bludger profile for Mitchell: 2010
  • ABC profile for Mitchell
  • State Electoral Office map for Mitchell
  • State Electoral Office profile for Mitchell
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