Division of Spence facts for kids
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Australian House of Representatives Division
Location of Spence (dark green) in Greater Adelaide, South Australia
|Namesake||Catherine Helen Spence|
|Area||532 km2 (205.4 sq mi)|
It is named after Catherine Helen Spence, who worked to get women the right to vote. She was the first female political candidate in Australia.
It was set up in 2018 after a redistribution to reduce the number of seats in South Australia. It cover most of the former Division of Wakefield.
Spence covers the Adelaide Plains between the Little Para River in the south and the Gawler River on the north, and areas around Gawler and Salisbury. It includes the City of Playford and Town of Gawler, Concordia, Kalbeeba, Gawler Belt, Buchfelde, and parts of the City of Salisbury.
|Labor||2019 Australian federal election, 18 May 2019 –
|Previously held the Division of Wakefield. Incumbent|
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