IND 17.4% vs LIB
Bob Such, since 1989.
Southern Adelaide. Fisher covers northern parts of the City of Onkaparinga, including Aberfoyle Park, Happy Valley, Coromandel Valley, Cherry Gardens, Clarendon, Reynella East and parts of Chandlers Hill, Flagstaff Hill and O’Halloran Hill.
Fisher’s boundaries shifted slightly, losing Flagstaff Hill to Davenport and gaining parts of Woodcroft from Mawson. The redistribution increased Such’s margin from 16.6% to 17.4%.
The electorate of Fisher has existed since 1970. The seat was Liberal-held at all but one election throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, with the ALP winning the seat for one term in 1985. The sitting Liberal MP became an independent in 2000, and has held the seat ever since.
Stan Evans won Fisher in 1970, after first being elected as Member for Onkaparinga just two years earlier in 1968. Evans held the seat until 1985.
The redistribution prior to the 1985 election made Fisher much less safe, and shifted much of the seat into the neighbouring district of Davenport.
Evans decided to challenge Davenport Liberal MP Dean Brown for his preselection. Brown won Liberal preselection, but Evans ran for Davenport as an independent and was elected. Evans ended up sitting as a Liberal MP, and was re-elected in Davenport in 1989 before passing the seat on to his son Iain Evans at the 1993 election. Brown returned to Parliament in 1992 at a by-election, led the Liberal Party to victory at the 1993 election and served as Premier from 1993 to 1996.
The ALP’s Philip Tyler won Fisher, but lost four years later in 1989 to Liberal candidate Bob Such.
Such was promoted to the frontbench when Dean Brown became Liberal leader in 1992, and served as a minister from 1993 until Brown was deposed as Premier in 1996, when he was demoted to the backbench.
Such was discontented with the government, now led by John Olsen, and in 2000, facing a preselection challenge, he resigned from the Liberal Party.
Such was re-elected at the 2002 election, now as an independent, defeating Liberal candidate Susan Jeanes.
Such became Deputy Speaker after the 2002 election, and served as speaker from 2005 to 2006.
Such has been re-elected as an independent at the 2006 and 2010 elections.
- Bob Such (Independent)
- Sam Duluk (Liberal)
- Daryl Van den Brink (Family First)
- Malwina Wyra (Greens)
- Jake Neville (Labor)
Fisher is held by Bob Such by a solid margin, but the Liberal Party will be hoping to knock that margin down.
2010 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three parts: central, east and west.
Independent MP Bob Such topped the poll in two out of three areas, with a vote ranging from 31.8% in the east to 49.6% in the centre. Despite Such’s vote being lowest in the east, he still topped the poll in that area.
The Liberal Party vote peaked at 41.3% in the west of the seat, with the vote dropping to 22.6% in the centre.
The ALP came second to Such in the east, with 29.5%, coming third in Central (19%) and the West (16.1%).
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