Electoral district of Brighton
Location of Brighton (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
|Area||19 km2 (7.3 sq mi)|
The Electoral district of Brighton is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It covers an area of 19 square kilometres (7.3 sq mi) in south-eastern Melbourne, including the suburbs of Brighton and Elwood, and parts of Brighton East and Hampton. It lies within the Southern Metropolitan Region of the upper house, the Legislative Council.
It is one of only three electorates (along with Richmond and Williamstown) to have existed continuously since 1856. Brighton was defined in the Victoria Constitution Act, 1855, as: "Commencing on the Sea Coast at the South-west Angle of Section 25, Parish of Moorabbin, thence by a Line East to the South-east Angle of Section 55 ; on the East by a Line bearing North, being the Parish Boundary from the said Point to the North-east Angle of Section 63 ; on the North by the Road bearing West to the Sea Coast, and on the West by the Sea Coast to the commencing Point."
Members for Brighton
|Jonathan Binns Were||Unaligned||1856–1857|
|Sir Thomas Bent||Unaligned||1871–1894|
|Sir Thomas Bent||Unaligned||1900–1909|
|Electoral Reform League|
|Sir John Rossiter||Liberal||1955–1976|
|Total formal votes||38,087||96.4||−0.1|