Rachel Sanderson MP
State Member for Adelaide
Shadow Minister for Families and Child Protection
Shadow Minister for Social Housing
Shadow Minister for Volunteers
Shadow Minister for Youth
Rachel first moved into Prospect with her family in 1983 and has lived in and around the electorate of Adelaide for 30 years.
In the March 2010 State Election, Rachel defeated former Labor Minister, Jane Lomax-Smith with a swing of 14.7 to claim the seat of Adelaide.
Since winning the seat Rachel has worked tirelessly to advocate for a better deal for her constituents, schools and small businesses. Living in the area, Rachel is highly involved in the community and is a member of various local community groups including the Prospect Blair Athol Lions club and Neighbourhood Watch. Rachel is also involved with Meals on Wheels and regularly delivers meals to local constituents.
Having owned an award-winning business in the electorate for 18 years, Rachel understands the problems small businesses face in the highest taxed state in Australia and she is passionate about ensuring business conditions in SA are competitive with other states.
Electorate Office Contact Details:
84 Prospect Road
Prospect SA 5082
Queen Adelaide was wife of King William IV when the site for the capital of the new Province was chosen in 1836. The only Australian capital city to be named after a woman.
Area: approx. 23.4km2
Location: The district includes the CBD of the State capital, all city parklands and the largely residential suburbs to the immediate north, north-east of the city. No changes were made to the boundaries at the 2007 redistribution.
History: Adelaide has been used as a district name since 1902. In 1856 the electoral district of the 'City of Adelaide' was first created as one of the 17 House of Assembly districts. In 1861 it became 'East Adelaide' and reverted to the name 'Adelaide' in 1901.