David Speirs

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David Speirs
Member of Parliament
for Bright
Assumed office
15 March 2014
Preceded by Chloë Fox
Personal details
Born David James Speirs
15 December 1984
Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Education Stranraer Academy
Alma mater University of Adelaide

David James Speirs (born 15 December 1984) is an Australian politician representing the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Bright for the Liberal Party of Australia since the 2014 state election.[1]

Early life[edit]

Speirs was born in Galloway, Scotland, where he was schooled at Stranraer Academy.[2] He emigrated to Australia at the age of 17 in 2002. He completed a Bachelor of Laws with Honours at the University of Adelaide in 2008, and was a councillor and deputy mayor on the City of Marion council.[3] Since his graduation he has worked in senior and principal policy development positions within the state Cabinet Office, in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. [4]

In 2012, Speirs was named Young Community Leader of the Year in the prestigious Channel 9 Young Achievers Awards.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Speirs is an active lifesaver at the Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club and an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Hallett Cove, his involvement in youth programs and development has also lead him to a position as a national director of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Australia. [6] [7]

Speirs is a founding member of the Hallett Cove-based environmental group, Friends of the Lower Field River. [8] Friends of the Lower Field River is a land care group established by Hallett Cove residents in 2006 to protect and care for the lower portion of the Field River and its environs. [9]


  1. ^ 2014 SA election: Antony Green ABC
  2. ^ Speirs, David. "Maiden speech". http://davidspeirs.com.au/. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Speirs, David" (PDF). Local Government Candidates 2010. Local Government Association of South Australia. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Meet David". David Speirs, Member for Bright". Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  5. ^ "David Speirs MP". Liberal SA". Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  6. ^ "David Speirs MP". Parliament of South Australia". Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  7. ^ Edinburgh, Duke of. "Speaking out at Apec Voices of the Future". http://www.dukeofed.com.au/. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "News". Friends of the Lower Field River". Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  9. ^ "News". Friends of the Lower Field River". Retrieved 8 July 2014.

External links[edit]

South Australian House of Assembly
Preceded by
Chloë Fox
Member for Bright