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Kingston
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Kingston 2019.png
Division of Kingston in South Australia, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created 1949
MP Amanda Rishworth
Party Labor
Namesake Charles Kingston
Electors 118,732 (2019)
Area 171 km2 (66.0 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan
Charles Kingston
Charles Kingston

The Division of Kingston is an Australian Electoral Division in South Australia. It covers south part of the Adelaide metropolitan area. It includes the suburbs of Aldinga Beach, Christie Downs, Christies Beach, Hackham, Hallett Cove, Huntfield Heights, Lonsdale, Maslin Beach, Moana, Morphett Vale, Old Noarlunga, Onkaparinga Hills, Port Noarlunga, Reynella, Seaford, Sellicks Beach, Sheidow Park, Port Willunga, Trott Park, Woodcroft, and parts of Happy Valley and McLaren Flat.

It was set up in 1949 and is named after Charles Kingston, Premier of South Australia (1893–1899). He was elected to the first House of Representatives in 1901 and the first Federal member of the Division of Adelaide in 1903.

Members

Image Member Party Term Notes
  No image.svg Jim Handby
(1903–1991)
Liberal 10 December 1949 –
28 April 1951
Lost seat
  PatGalvin1959.jpg Pat Galvin
(1911–1980)
Labor 28 April 1951 –
26 November 1966
Lost seat
  No image.svg Kay Brownbill
(1914–2002)
Liberal 26 November 1966 –
25 October 1969
Lost seat
  No image.svg Dr Richard Gun
(1936–)
Labor 25 October 1969 –
13 December 1975
Lost seat
  No image.svg Grant Chapman
(1949–)
Liberal 13 December 1975 –
5 March 1983
Lost seat. Later elected to the Senate in 1987
  Gordon Bilney 1984.jpg Gordon Bilney
(1939–2012)
Labor 5 March 1983 –
2 March 1996
Served as minister under Bob Hawke and Paul Keating. Lost seat
  No image.svg Susan Jeanes
(1958–)
Liberal 2 March 1996 –
3 October 1998
Lost seat
  No image.svg David Cox
(1954–)
Labor 3 October 1998 –
9 October 2004
Lost seat
  No image.svg Kym Richardson
(1958–)
Liberal 9 October 2004 –
24 November 2007
Lost seat
  Amanda Rishworth.jpg Amanda Rishworth
(1978–)
Labor 24 November 2007 –
present
Incumbent

Notably, every sitting member in the electorate's history has been defeated at an election—none have retired or resigned.

Election results

Coordinates: 35°12′04″S 138°32′06″E / 35.201°S 138.535°E / -35.201; 138.535


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