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