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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Adelaide (dark green) in the city of Adelaide
Created 1903
MP Kate Ellis
Party Labor
Namesake Adelaide, South Australia
Electors 102,918 (2013)
Area 76 km2 (29.3 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Adelaide is an Australian electoral division in South Australia. It includes the Adelaide city centre and the suburbs of Ashford, Clarence Park, Enfield, Goodwood, Kent Town, Keswick, Kilburn, Maylands, North Adelaide, Northgate, Norwood, Parkside, Prospect, Rose Park, St Peters, Toorak Gardens, Unley and Walkerville.

It was set up in 1903 and is named for the city of Adelaide, South Australia's capital, which was named for Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV.


Member Party Term
  Charles Kingston Protectionist 1903–1908
  Ernest Roberts Labor 1908–1913
  Edwin Yates Labor 1914–1919
  Reginald Blundell Nationalist 1919–1922
  Edwin Yates Labor 1922–1931
  Fred Stacey United Australia 1931–1943
  Cyril Chambers Labor 1943–1958
  Joe Sexton Labor 1958–1966
  Andrew Jones Liberal 1966–1969
  Chris Hurford Labor 1969–1988
  Mike Pratt Liberal 1988–1990
  Bob Catley Labor 1990–1993
  Trish Worth Liberal 1993–2004
  Kate Ellis Labor 2004–present

Ernest Roberts was elected in 1908 after a by-election caused by the death of Charles Kingston. Kingston, a former Premier of South Australia, had been elected in 1903 unopposed. However Roberts died in 1913 which also caused a by-election. In 1988 Chris Hurford resigned to become the Australian Consul-General in New York, which also caused a by-election.

Election results

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