Electoral district of MacKillop

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MacKillop
South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
Electoral district of Mackillop 2022.svg
Electoral district of MacKillop (green) in South Australia
State South Australia
Created1993
MP Nick McBride
Party Liberal Party of Australia (SA)
Namesake Mary MacKillop
Electors 23,359 (2018)
Area25,312.9 km2 (9,773.4 sq mi)
DemographicRural
Coordinates 36°39′S139°55′E / 36.650°S 139.917°E / -36.650; 139.917 Coordinates: 36°39′S139°55′E / 36.650°S 139.917°E / -36.650; 139.917
Electorates around MacKillop:
Finniss Hammond Victoria
Mawson MacKillopVictoria
Southern Ocean Mount Gambier Victoria
Footnotes
Electoral District map [1]

MacKillop is a single-member electoral district for the South Australian House of Assembly. It was named in 1991 after Sister Mary MacKillop who served the local area, and later became the first Australian to be canonised as a Roman Catholic saint. MacKillop is a 25,313 km² rural electorate in the south-east of the state, stretching south and west from the mouth of the Murray River to the Victorian State border, but excluding the far-southern point of the state, (which includes Mount Gambier). It contains the Kingston District Council, Naracoorte Lucindale Council, District Council of Robe, Tatiara District Council, Wattle Range Council, as well as parts of The Coorong District Council. The main population centres are Bordertown, Keith, Kingston SE, Meningie, Millicent, Naracoorte, Penola and Robe.

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MacKillop was first contested at the 1993 election, essentially as a reconfigured version of the old electoral district of Victoria. [2] Like its predecessor, it is a comfortably safe Liberal seat. Counting its time as Victoria, the seat has been held by the Liberals or their predecessors, the Liberal and Country League, for all but two terms since the switch to single-member seats in 1938.

The last member for Victoria, Dale Baker, a former state leader of the Liberal Party, transferred to MacKillop and won it easily. Baker went on to serve as a minister in the Brown and Olsen governments before being unseated at the 1997 election by Mitch Williams, who ran as an independent after losing a preselection battle with Baker. Williams returned to the Liberal Party in 1999 and was easily re-elected as a Liberal at the 2002 election. He held the seat without serious difficulty until his retirement in 2018, handing the seat to fellow Liberal Nick McBride.

The seat is almost entirely within the equally conservative federal seat of Barker.

Members for MacKillop

MemberPartyTerm
  Dale Baker Liberal 1993–1997
  Mitch Williams Independent 1997–1999
  Liberal 1999–2018
  Nick McBride Liberal 2018–present

Election results

2022 South Australian state election: MacKillop
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Nick McBride 9,81961.2+5.7
Labor Mark Braes3,34320.8+10.7
One Nation Pam Giehr1,3008.1+8.1
Family First Dayle Baker8035.0+5.0
National Jonathan Pietzsch7734.8+4.8
Total formal votes16,03895.9
Informal votes6784.1
Turnout 16,71661.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Nick McBride 11,48571.7−3.5
Labor Mark Braes4,53228.3+3.5
Liberal hold Swing −3.5
Results are not final. Last updated on 21 March 2022 at 12:16 pm ACST

Notes

  1. Electoral District of MacKillop (Map). Electoral Commission of South Australia. 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. "MacKillop". 2010 South Australian Election. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 27 December 2013.

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