Electoral district of Napier

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South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
Map of Adelaide, South Australia with electoral district of Napier highlighted
Electoral district of Napier (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
StateSouth Australia
NamesakeThomas Napier
Electors23,653 (2014)
Area156.1 km2 (60.3 sq mi)
Coordinates34°41′47″S 138°45′7″E / 34.69639°S 138.75194°E / -34.69639; 138.75194Coordinates: 34°41′47″S 138°45′7″E / 34.69639°S 138.75194°E / -34.69639; 138.75194

Napier was an electorate in the South Australian Legislative Assembly[1] in the outer northern suburbs of the Adelaide metropolitan area, including the suburbs of Blakeview, Davoren Park, Elizabeth Downs, Evanston South, Kudla, Munno Para, Smithfield and Smithfield Plains, parts of Craigmore, Evanston Park and Munno Para Downs; as well as semi-rural Bibaringa, One Tree Hill, Sampson Flat, Uleybury and Yattalunga, and part of Humbug Scrub.

Napier was named after Sir Mellis Napier, who was Chief Justice of South Australia for 25 years and a total of 43 years in the Supreme Court.

Though typically a safe Labor seat, at the 1993 election landslide Napier was Labor's most marginal seat on a 1.1 percent margin.

Napier ceased to exist at the 2018 state election.[2] because of a redistribution in 2016. Most of the more urbanized areas of Napier were merged with Little Para to become Elizabeth; the western portion was transferred to Taylor. The more rural portions became part of King, which the Boundaries Commission reckoned as the successor of Napier; the last member for Napier, Jon Gee, transferred to Taylor.

Members for Napier[edit]

Member Party Term
  Terry Hemmings Labor 1977–1993
  Annette Hurley Labor 1993–2002
  Michael O'Brien Labor 2002–2014
  Jon Gee Labor 2014–2018

Election results[edit]

2014 South Australian state election: Napier[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jon Gee 9,689 47.6 −7.2
Liberal Robert Leggatt 6,206 30.5 +4.0
Family First Gary Balfort 2,741 13.5 +3.7
Greens Sam Miles 1,722 8.5 +2.9
Total formal votes 20,358 95.7 −0.0
Informal votes 906 4.3 +0.0
Turnout 21,264 89.9 −1.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jon Gee 12,024 59.1 −7.1
Liberal Robert Leggatt 8,334 40.9 +7.1
Labor hold Swing −7.1


  1. ^ "Statistical Record of the Legislature, 1836 - 2007" (PDF). Parliament of South Australia. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Final Redistribution Report". South Australian Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  3. ^ 2014 State Election Results – Napier, ECSA.
  4. ^ 2014 State Election Results – Napier, ABC.