Electoral district of Florey

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South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
Map of Adelaide, South Australia with electoral district of Florey highlighted
Electoral district of Florey (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
State South Australia
Created 1970
MP Frances Bedford
Party Australian Labor Party (SA)
Namesake Howard Florey
Electors 22,913 (2014)
Area 16.1 km2 (6.2 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan
Coordinates 34°49′43″S 138°40′46″E / 34.82861°S 138.67944°E / -34.82861; 138.67944Coordinates: 34°49′43″S 138°40′46″E / 34.82861°S 138.67944°E / -34.82861; 138.67944

Florey is an electoral district of the House of Assembly in the Australian state of South Australia. It is named after scientist Howard Florey, who was responsible for the development of penicillin. It is a 16.1 km² urban electorate in Adelaide's north-east, taking in the suburbs of Modbury, Modbury Heights and Modbury North, as well as parts of Gilles Plains, Hope Valley, Para Hills, Para Vista, Redwood Park, Ridgehaven, Valley View and Wynn Vale.

Florey was created at the electoral redistribution of 1969 as a notionally safe Labor seat, and was first contested at the 1970 election. Mostly it was safely held by the party until the 1989 election when it became the minority Labor government's most marginal seat. Florey was one of the first seats to fall to the Liberals at the 1993 election landslide. The effect was short-lived, however, and Florey was subsequently regained by Labor at the 1997 election as a marginal seat.

Members for Florey[edit]

Member Party Term
  Charles Wells Labor 1970–1979
  Harold O'Neill Labor 1979–1982
  Bob Gregory Labor 1982–1993
  Sam Bass Liberal 1993–1997
  Frances Bedford Labor 1997–present

Election results[edit]

South Australian state election, 2014: Florey[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Frances Bedford 8,983 43.8 −1.1
Liberal Damian Wyld 8,317 40.6 +3.0
Family First Richard Bunting 1,677 8.2 +1.5
Greens Kim Thomson 1,517 7.4 +0.9
Total formal votes 20,494 96.7 +0.2
Informal votes 708 3.3 −0.2
Turnout 21,202 92.5 −1.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Frances Bedford 10,755 52.5 −1.1
Liberal Damian Wyld 9,739 47.5 +1.1
Labor hold Swing −1.1

See also[edit]