Electoral district of Florey
South Australia—House of Assembly
Electoral district of Florey (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
|Party||Australian Labor Party|
|Area||16.1 km2 (6.2 sq mi)|
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.
Members for Florey
|South Australian state election, 2014: Florey|
|Family First||Richard Bunting||1,677||8.2||+1.5|
|Total formal votes||20,494||96.7||+0.2|