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||21 km2 (8.1 sq mi)|
|Electoral District map|
Wright is a single-member electoral district for the South Australian House of Assembly. Named after the 19th century South Australian architect Edmund Wright, it is a 21 km2 (8.1 sq mi) suburban electorate in Adelaide's outer north-east, taking in the suburbs of Brahma Lodge, Gulfview Heights, Modbury Heights, Redwood Park, Salisbury South and Wynn Vale, as well as parts of Salisbury East and Surrey Downs.
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
|Total formal votes||23,858||95.9||−0.3|
- Electoral District of Wright (Map). Electoral Commission of South Australia. 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
- "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
- State Election Results – District Results for Wright, ECSA.