Following the recent Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) redistribution, current sitting Hindmarsh MP, Labor’s Steve Georganas will nominate for the seat of Adelaide.
ALP State Executive opened nominations for Federal preselections in South Australia announcing federal Labor MP Mark Butler will be moving to the SA seat of Hindmarsh after last month’s redistribution saw him lose his Port Adelaide seat.
Meanwhile, the old seat of Hindmarsh has now been split between Boothby, Adelaide and Port Adelaide.
Adelaide, is due to be vacated by former Labor minister Kate Ellis who will reportedly be retiring by the next election.
“As a life-long resident of Mile End, now in the seat of Adelaide following the recent Australian Electoral commission (AEC) redistribution, I will be seeking preselection for the seat of Adelaide,” Steve Georganas said in a statement adding that Adelaide absorbed a large part of his local community in the Western Suburbs.
“I am very pleased to hear that my good friend and colleague, Mark Butler, will nominate through the same ALP processes for the new seat of Hindmarsh – a seat that Mark now lives in following the same AEC redistribution.”
Mr Georganas said that he looks forward to following the party processes for preselection and, if successful, that he will ask the people of Adelaide for their support at the next federal election.
“Adelaide has been well served by the current retiring Member, Kate Ellis MP. If I am selected by the party as the candidate, I will work with the community that I love, to see Adelaide thrive,” he emphasised.
“My priorities will continue to be jobs, building on economic gains in the South Australian economy and ensuring that we have education, health, environment and aged care at the centre of Adelaide’s priorities.”
I will also keep advocating for issues that are important to the local community, including airport noise which has been a part of my DNA as a resident of Mile End. I will continue the fight to keep the curfew for the residents of Cowandilla, Richmond, Mile End, North Adelaide, Medindie, Walkerville and Prospect, just to name a few.”