Electoral district of Bright

Bright is an electorate for the South Australian House of Assembly. It covers southern coastal suburbs of Adelaide including Hove, Brighton, Seacliff, Seacliff Park, Marino, Hallett Cove, Lonsdale and O'Sullivan Beach.

The electorate was created in the 1983 redistribution. It is named after Sir Charles Tilston Bright, a former Supreme Court of South Australia judge and Chancellor of Flinders University. Though initially won by Labor, it was won by Wayne Matthew the Liberal Party at the 1989 election, and held by the party until Matthew's retirement in 2006. Shadow minister Angus Redford attempted to enter the lower house from the Legislative Council upon Matthew's retirement, and was the favourite to succeed him, but was defeated by Labor's Chloe Fox amidst a statewide landslide on election day. The swing of 14.4 percent was the largest in the state.

Members for Bright

External links

* [http://www.abc.net.au/elections/sa/2006/guide/brig.htm ABC profile for Bright]
* [http://www.pollbludger.com/sa2006/bright.htm Poll Bludger profile for Bright]
* [http://www.seo.sa.gov.au/election2006//maps/images/504.gifState Electoral Office map for Bright]
* [http://www.seo.sa.gov.au/apps/news/?year=2006&districtSearch=3195 State Electoral Office profile for Bright]

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