Making Grey matter

FOCUS: Centre Alliance candidate Andrea Broadfoot says Grey is not being recognised as a key seat in the 2018 federal election, despite being the most marginal in SA.

FOCUS: Centre Alliance candidate Andrea Broadfoot says Grey is not being recognised as a key seat in the 2018 federal election, despite being the most marginal in SA.

With many election analysts focused on the marginal South Australian seat of Boothby this election, Centre Alliance Candidate Andrea Broadfoot says there's another marginal seat that should be getting more attention.

Sitting Member Rowan Ramsey holds the seat of Grey by a margin of 1.8 per cent, making it the most marginal seat in South Australia.

Ms Broadfoot wants to know why it isn't being called one of the key seats for the May 18 election.

"You've got the Prime Minister flying into Boothby, which is being seen as the only marginal seat in South Australia...but the seat that covers over 92 per cent of the state is being totally ignored," she said.

It's evidence that Ms Broadfoot sees herself as a real chance to take the seat, despite not having the Nick Xenophon hype attached to her party as it was in 2016.

Grey has been held by the Coalition since 2007, and Ms Broadfoot made it marginal by achieving a 11.6 per cent swing against the Liberals in the last federal election.

"Our goal last time was to make it marginal and we did that. I'm disappointed that that we haven't brought a high level of attention to the seat," he said.

"We're working even harder to make sure we put Grey front and centre so it gets the resources it deserves."

With Centre Alliance tipped to secure the balance of power in the Senate, Ms Broadfoot attempt to leverage that to 'lobby for all the issues that have been raised from constitutes in Grey since the last election'.

"I remain committed to the electorate, the people and their concerns. I'm keen to stand up for Grey," she said.

"I'm looking to bring strong representation to the electorate and get what people want and need."

Ms Broadfoot said Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie's achievements were evidence of what an independent candidate with a strong senate team could achieve for an electorate.

"I'll be looking to replicate that in Grey if I'm elected," she said.

Ms Broadfoot is joined by Labor candidate Karin Bolton, Greens candidate Candace Chapman and Independent candidate Richard Carmody in the race to unseat the incumbent Rowan Ramsey on May 18.