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Kingston
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Kingston (dark green) in the city of Adelaide
Created 1949
MP Amanda Rishworth
Party Labor
Namesake Charles Kingston
Electors 98,775 (2013)
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

Member Party Term
  Jim Handby Liberal 1949–1951
  Pat Galvin Labor 1951–1966
  Kay Brownbill Liberal 1966–1969
  Richard Gun Labor 1969–1975
  Grant Chapman Liberal 1975–1983
  Gordon Bilney Labor 1983–1996
  Susan Jeanes Liberal 1996–1998
  David Cox Labor 1998–2004
  Kym Richardson Liberal 2004–2007
  Amanda Rishworth Labor 2007–present

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

Election results

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