Finniss

Current State electoral district map

2014 District of Finniss map (PDF 1.45 MB)

2014 State election results

Electors on roll - 24 557
Formal ballot papers - 22 084
Informal ballot papers - 648
Total ballot papers returned - 22 732

2014 two party preferred vote
LIB - 63.8%
ALP - 36.2%

Members since first represented in 1993

Surname First Name Party Period
BROWN Dean C LIB 1993 - 2006
PENGILLY Michael R LIB 2006 -

LIB = Liberal Party of Australia

History

This district was created at the 1991 redistribution of electoral boundaries, the seat was first represented in 1993.

Name origin: Boyle Travers Finniss (1807-1893) emigrated to South Australia in 1836 as one of Colonel Light’s surveyors. At various times he occupied the positions of Deputy Surveyor-General, Police Commissioner, Legislative Councillor, Colonial Secretary and in 1856 was chosen as the first Chief Secretary and then Premier of the Province. He surveyed southern Fleurieu Peninsula and other areas.

Size:
Approximately 5 875 km²

Location: This country district includes Kangaroo Island and parts of the Fleurieu Peninsula to the south of Adelaide incorporating farmland, popular residential and holiday seaside towns.

Key boundary changes compared to 2010: No changes.

2010 District of Finniss map (PDF 1.63 MB)