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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Boothby (dark green) in the city of Adelaide
Created 1903
MP Andrew Southcott
Party Liberal
Namesake William Boothby
Electors 103,987 (2013)
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.


Member Party Term
  Lee Batchelor Labor 1903–1911
  David Gordon Commonwealth Liberal 1911–1913
  George Dankel Labor 1913–1916
  National Labor 1916–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1917
  William Story Nationalist 1917–1922
  Jack Duncan-Hughes Liberal Union 1922–1925
  Nationalist 1925–1928
  John Price Labor 1928–1931
  United Australia 1931–1941
  Grenfell Price United Australia 1941–1943
  Thomas Sheehy Labor 1943–1949
  (Sir) John McLeay Liberal 1949–1966
  John McLeay Liberal 1966–1981
  Steele Hall Liberal 1981–1996
  Andrew Southcott Liberal 1996–present

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.

Election results

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