Electoral district of Wright

Wright is a single-member electoral district for the South Australian House of Assembly.[2] 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.

South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
Map of Adelaide, South Australia with electoral district of Wright highlighted
Electoral district of Wright (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
StateSouth Australia
MPBlair Boyer
PartyAustralian Labor Party (SA)
NamesakeEdmund Wright
Electors26,997 (2018)
Area21 km2 (8.1 sq mi)
Coordinates34°47′2″S 138°41′14″E / 34.78389°S 138.68722°E / -34.78389; 138.68722Coordinates: 34°47′2″S 138°41′14″E / 34.78389°S 138.68722°E / -34.78389; 138.68722
Electorates around Wright:
Ramsay King King
Playford Wright Newland
Playford Florey Newland
Electoral District map[1]

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.

Rankine announced in February 2017 that she would be retiring from parliament as of the 2018 election.[3]

Members for WrightEdit

Member Party Term
  Scott Ashenden Liberal 1993–1997
  Jennifer Rankine Labor 1997–2018
  Blair Boyer Labor 2018–present

Election resultsEdit

2018 South Australian state election: Wright[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Blair Boyer 9,449 39.6 −5.1
Liberal Luigi Mesisca 7,407 31.0 −7.1
SA-Best Natasha Henningsen 4,437 18.6 +18.6
Greens Jennifer Harness 1,412 5.9 −1.2
Conservatives Eric Dennis 1,153 4.8 −3.6
Total formal votes 23,858 95.9 −0.3
Informal votes 1,024 4.1 +0.3
Turnout 24,882 92.2 +4.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Blair Boyer 12,767 53.5 −0.8
Liberal Luigi Mesisca 11,091 46.5 +0.8
Labor hold Swing −0.8


  1. ^ Electoral District of Wright (Map). Electoral Commission of South Australia. 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Statistical Record of the Legislature, 1836 – 2007" (PDF). Parliament of South Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 March 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  3. ^ State Labor MPs Michael Atkinson, Jennifer Rankine and Steph Key quitting politics at next election: The Advertiser 3 February 2017
  4. ^ State Election Results – District Results for Wright, ECSA.