Electoral district of Morphett
South Australia—House of Assembly
Electoral district of Morphett (dark green) in the Greater Adelaide area
|Party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Namesake||Sir John Morphett|
|Area||15.6 km2 (6.0 sq mi)|
Created in 1976 following an electoral redistribution and taking effect from the 1977 elections, the seat of Morphett was named after Sir John Morphett (1809–1892) who lived in the Morphettville area and was speaker of the enlarged Legislative Council in 1851 and president of the elected Legislative Council from 1865 to 1873.
The seat is located 10 kilometres west of the centre of Adelaide, bounded by the coastline on the west and Morphett Road to the east. It is approximately 13 square kilometres in size covering the suburbs of Glenelg, Glenelg East, Glenelg South, Glengowrie, Glenelg North, Morphettville and parts of Somerton Park, Novar Gardens and Warradale.
The seat has been held by the Liberal Party since 1979.
Members for Morphett
|Terence Groom||Australian Labor Party||1977–1979|
|John Oswald||Liberal Party of Australia||1979–2002|
|Duncan McFetridge||Liberal Party of Australia||2002–present|
|South Australian state election, 2010: Morphett|
|Family First||Helen Zafiriou||807||3.8||-0.5|
|Total formal votes||21,055||97.8|