Jennifer Rankine, since 1997.
Northern Adelaide. Wright covers parts of Salisbury and Tea Tree Gully council areas, including the suburb of Salisbury East and parts of Salisbury Heights, Greenwith, Golden Grove, Gulfview Heights and Wynn Vale.
Wright has shifted north, losing parts of Gulfview Heights and Salisbury Plain, and gaining areas north of Greenwith. The ALP’s margin increased from 4.6% to 4.7%.
The electorate of Wright has existed since the 1993 election. The seat was won by the Liberal Party at the 1993 landslide election but has been won by Labor at every other election.
The seat was created as a notionally safe Labor seat, but at the 1993 election a landslide swept in the Liberal Party’s Scott Ashenden.
In 1997, Ashenden lost to the ALP’s Jennifer Rankine. Rankine has held the seat ever since. Rankine was appointed to the ministry after the 2006 election, and currently serves as Minister for Education.
Sitting Labor MP Jennifer Rankine is running for re-election. The Liberal Party is running Lyn Petrie. The Greens are running Tom Lowe. Family First is running Mark Potter. Danyse Soester is running as an independent.
Wright is a marginal seat, and with a margin of less than 5% could well be vulnerable. The ALP will be hoping to hold on by limiting the swing.
2010 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three areas: East, South and West. Booths in Salisbury local government area have been grouped as west, while those in Tea Tree Gully are split between east and south.
The ALP won a majority in all three areas, ranging from 52.9% in the south to 58.7% in the west. Family First came third in all three areas, ranging from 7.4% in the west to 5.6% in the south. The Greens vote peaked at 5.6% in the east, but was always less than Family First.
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