Advance SA

Advance SA is a political party in South Australia. It was founded in 2017 by John Darley. Darley had been elected to the Legislative Council of South Australia as a member of the Nick Xenophon Group, named as Nick Xenophon Team from 2015. Darley quit that party early in 2017 and founded the Advance SA party later in 2017. It was registered as a party with the Electoral Commission of South Australia on 7 November 2017.[2]

Advance SA
LeaderJohn Darley
Founded15 September 2017 (2017-09-15)[1]
Split fromNick Xenophon Team
Political positionCentre
SA Legislative Council
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Darley was elected to an eight-year term at the 2014 state election, so was not due for reelection in the 2018 state election. The upper house candidates in 2018 were Peter Humphries and Jenny Low[3] where the party won 0.4% (4,190) of the state primary vote, which was not enough to gain an additional seat in the Legislative Council.

Electoral results

Legislative Council
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
# of
overall seats
+/– Position
2018 4,227 0.40 (#11)
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  1. Novak, Lauren (15 September 2017). "Upper House member John Darley announces creation of new party Advance SA". The Advertiser. News Limited. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. "Register of political parties". Electoral Commission of South Australia. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  3. Purcell, Paul; Langenberg, Adam. "SA Election 2018: Advance SA candidate Jenny Low claims former partner Nick Xenophon was 'manipulative and controlling'". The Advertiser. News Limited. Retrieved 9 November 2017.

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