Electoral district of West Torrens

Electoral district of West Torrens

West Torrens is an electoral district of the House of Assembly in the Australian state of South Australia. Named after the City of West Torrens because of its location on the River Torrens, it is a 26.7 km² urban electorate on Adelaide's western suburbs. It includes the suburbs of Adelaide Airport, Brooklyn Park, Mile End, Netley, Thebarton, Torrensville, Underdale, West Beach, West Richmond, as well as parts of Camden Park, Glenelg North, Lockleys, North Plympton and Novar Gardens.

West Torrens has had five incarnations as a South Australian electoral district. It was first used as district in the Legislative Council, from 1851 until 1856, From 1857 onwards, it became on of 17 House of Assembly districts, until it was abolished as a name in 1901. In 1915, it was recreated as a House of Assembly seat, being abolished again in 1936. In 1955 it was recreated for the 1956 election, the first time that the district was represented by single-member representation. It was abolished in 1970 and replaced with the electoral district of Peake, until reverting to its original name for the 2002 state election, after a redistribution.

Since it became a single member district in 1956, the seat has continually been held by the Australian Labor Party, usually with a large margin, except when Heini Becker captured the seat (as Peake) after the State Bank collapse led to a Liberal Party landslide at the 1993 state election. After Becker retired at the 1997 state election, Peake was won by Tom Koutsantonis for Labor, who increased the margin to 8.6% in 2002, and then to an extremely large 18.3% at the 2006 state election.

Members for West Torrens

External links

* [http://www.abc.net.au/elections/sa/2006/guide/west.htm ABC profile for West Torrens]
* [http://www.pollbludger.com/sa2006/westtorrens.htm Poll Bludger profile for West Torrens]
* [http://www.seo.sa.gov.au/election2006//maps/images/546.gifState Electoral Office map for West Torrens]
* [http://www.seo.sa.gov.au/apps/news/?year=2006&districtSearch=3237 State Electoral Office profile for West Torrens]

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