Light

Current State electoral district map

2014 District of Light map (PDF 1.86 MB)

2014 State election results

Electors on roll - 23 842
Formal ballot papers - 21 478
Informal ballot papers - 592
Total ballot papers returned - 22 070

2014 two party preferred vote
ALP - 52.8%
LIB - 47.2%

Members since first represented in 1938

Surname First Name Party Period
BUTLER Richard L  LCL 1938 - 1938
MICHAEL Herbert D LCL 1939 - 1941
McHUGH Sydney ALP 1941 - 1944
MICHAEL Herbert D LCL 1944 - 1956 
HAMBOUR George LCL  1956 - 1960
NICHOLSON Leslie C LCL 1960 - 1962
FREEBAIRN John S LCL 1962 - 1970
EASTICK Bruce C LCL/LIB 1970 - 1993
BUCKBY Malcolm R LIB 1993 - 2006
PICCOLO Antonio (Tony) ALP 2006 -

ALP = Australian Labor Party
LCL = Liberal and Country League
LIB = Liberal Party of Australia

History

The district is one of only two (with Flinders) to bear the name of one of the 17 original 1857 Assembly districts. Unlike Flinders, it was abolished in 1902 but revived in 1936, effective at the election held in 1938.

Name origin: Colonel William Light (1786-1839) was the first Surveyor-General of South Australia. He determined the site for the City of Adelaide, divided its acreage into marketable lots and commenced the definition of country sections and land for secondary townships.

Size: Approximately 459.7 km²

Location: To the north of the greater Adelaide area, this district includes the town of Gawler to its south. The Light River forms a section of the northerly boundary.

Key boundary changes compared to 2010:
Light gains the suburbs of Angle Vale. It loses the suburbs of Evanston South, Kudla, Munno Para, and Smithfield Plains and parts of the suburbs of Evanston Park, and Munno Para Downs.

2010 District of Light map (PDF 1.42 MB)