Electoral district of Wright
South Australia—House of Assembly
Electoral district of Wright (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
|Party||Australian Labor Party (SA)|
|Area||20.5 km2 (7.9 sq mi)|
Wright is an electoral district of the House of Assembly in the Australian state of South Australia. Named after the 19th century South Australian architect Edmund Wright, it is a 20.5 km2 (7.9 sq mi) urban electorate in Adelaide's outer north-east, taking in the suburb of Salisbury East and parts of Golden Grove, Greenwith, Gulfview Heights and Wynn Vale.
When created, Wright was a marginal Labor seat at the 1991 electoral distribution, taking in much of the abolished seat of Briggs. Wright was first contested at the 1993 election, where it was won by Liberal candidate Scott Ashenden as part of a large swing throughout the state. He was defeated at the 1997 election by Labor candidate Jennifer Rankine.
Members for Wright
|Family First||Mark Potter||1,904||8.4||+1.7|
|Total formal votes||22,564||96.3||−0.6|
- "Statistical Record of the Legislature, 1836 - 2007" (PDF). Parliament of South Australia. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
- State Labor MPs Michael Atkinson, Jennifer Rankine and Steph Key quitting politics at next election: The Advertiser 3 February 2017
- 2014 State Election Results – Wright, ECSA.
- 2014 State Election Results – Wright, ABC.