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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Boothby.png
Boothby (dark green) in the city of Adelaide
Created 1903
MP Nicolle Flint
Party Liberal
Namesake William Boothby
Electors 123,949 (2019)
Area 130 km2 (50.2 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Boothby is an Australian electoral division in South Australia. It was set up 1903 and is named for William Boothby (1829–1903), the Returning Officer for the first federal election in 1901.

It covers the suburbs south of Adelaide, including Aberfoyle Park, Belair, Blackwood, Brighton, Daw Park, Eden Hills, Flagstaff Hill, Marion, Mitcham, Seacliff, St Marys and Panorama.


Image Member Party Term Notes
  Lee Batchelor - Swiss Studios (cropped).jpg Lee Batchelor
Labour 1903 –
8 October 1911
Previously held the Division of South Australia. Served as minister under Chris Watson and Andrew Fisher. Died in office
  David Gordon (Australian politician).jpg David Gordon
Commonwealth Liberal 1911 Boothby by-election –
Lost seat. Later elected to the South Australian Legislative Council in 1913
  | No image.svg George Dankel
Labor 1913 –
[14 November 1916
Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Torrens. Retired
  National Labor 14 November 1916 –
17 February 1917
  Nationalist 17 February 1917 –
26 March 1917
  William Story.jpg William Story
Nationalist 1917 –
Previously a member of the Senate. Served as Chief Government Whip under Billy Hughes. Lost seat
  John Duncan-Hughes.jpg Jack Duncan-Hughes
Liberal Union 1922 –
Lost seat. Elected to the Senate in 1931
  Nationalist 1925 –
  John Lloyd Price.jpg John Price
Labor 1928 –
March 1931
Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Port Adelaide. Served as Chief Government Whip under Joseph Lyons. Died in office
  Independent March 1931 –
7 May 1931
  United Australia 7 May 1931 –
23 April 1941
  Grenfell Price.jpg Grenfell Price
United Australia 1941 Boothby by-election–
Lost seat
  No image.svg Thomas Sheehy
Labor 1943 –
Did not contest in the seat in the election in 1949. Failed to win the Division of Kingston
  JohnMcLeaySr1962.jpg (Sir) John McLeay Sr.
Liberal 1949]] –
Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Unley. Served as Speaker during the Robert Menzies and Harold Holt Governments. Retired. Son was John McLeay Jr.
  JohnMcLeayJr1967.jpg John McLeay Jr.
Liberal 1966 –
22 January 1981
Served as minister under Malcolm Fraser. Resigned in order to retire from politics. Father was John McLeay Sr.
  SteeleHall1968crop.jpg Steele Hall
Liberal 1981 Boothby by-election–
Previously Premier of South Australia (1968–70), and later a Liberal Movement member of the Senate (1974–77). Retired
  Andrew Southcott.jpg Andrew Southcott
Liberal 1996 –
  No image.svg Nicolle Flint
Liberal 2016 –
Current member

David Gordon won the seat in a by-election in 1911 caused by the death of Lee Batchelor. Another by-election was held in 1941 after the death of John Price. Sir John McLeay was Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1956-66. His son John, Jr., was a minister in the Fraser government. Steele Hall had been Premier of South Australia, when he won the seat in a by-election caused by McLeay accepting a diplomatic position overseas.

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