Electoral district of Bright

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South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
Map of Adelaide, South Australia with the electoral district of Bright highlighted
Electoral district of Bright (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
State South Australia
Created 1985
MP David Speirs
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Namesake Sir Charles Tilston Bright
Electors 24,381 (2014)
Area 22.8 km2 (8.8 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan
Coordinates 35°2′30″S 138°30′35″E / 35.04167°S 138.50972°E / -35.04167; 138.50972Coordinates: 35°2′30″S 138°30′35″E / 35.04167°S 138.50972°E / -35.04167; 138.50972

Bright is an electorate for the South Australian House of Assembly. It covers southern coastal suburbs of Adelaide including Brighton, North Brighton, South Brighton, Hallett Cove, Hove, Kingston Park, Marino, Seacliff, Seacliff Park, and part of Somerton Park.

The electorate was created in the 1983 redistribution. It is named after Sir Charles Tilston Bright, a former Supreme Court of South Australia judge and Chancellor of Flinders University. Though initially won by Labor at the 1985 election, it was won by Liberal Wayne Matthew at the 1989 election and held until his retirement at the 2006 election. Shadow minister Angus Redford attempted to enter the lower house from the Legislative Council upon Matthew's retirement, and was the favourite to succeed him, but was defeated by Labor's Chloë Fox amidst a statewide landslide. The swing of 14.4 percent was the largest in the state. Labor suffered a 6.2 percent swing at the 2010 election, retaining the seat on a margin of 0.4 percent, making Bright Labor's most marginal seat prior to the redistribution. Liberal David Speirs won the seat at the 2014 election.

Members for Bright[edit]

Member Party Term
  Derek Robertson Labor 1985–1989
  Wayne Matthew Liberal 1989–2006
  Chloë Fox Labor 2006–2014
  David Speirs Liberal 2014–present

Election results[edit]

South Australian state election, 2014: Bright[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Speirs 10,780 48.5 +4.6
Labor Chloë Fox 8,491 38.2 −4.0
Greens Jamie Ryan 2,081 9.4 +1.5
Family First Steve Price 852 3.8 +0.9
Total formal votes 22,204 97.8 +0.8
Informal votes 488 2.2 −0.8
Turnout 22,692 93.1 −0.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal David Speirs 11,829 53.3 +3.7
Labor Chloë Fox 10,375 46.7 −3.7
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +3.7