Electoral district of Morphett
South Australia—House of Assembly
Electoral district of Morphett (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
|Namesake||Sir John Morphett|
|Area||15.6 km2 (6.0 sq mi)|
Morphett is an electoral district of the House of Assembly in the state of South Australia. 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 15.6 square kilometres in size covering the suburbs of Glenelg, Glenelg North, Glenelg East, Glenelg South, Glengowrie, Morphettville, West Beach and parts of Somerton Park.
Created in 1976 following an electoral redistribution and taking effect from the 1977 election, 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.
Morphett was the Dunstan Labor government's most and only marginal seat following the 1977 election. Created prior to the 1977 election as a notionally marginal Liberal seat, Morphett has been held by the Liberals since the 1979 election. Morphett was strengthened for the Liberals from a marginal to fairly safe seat when the seat of Glenelg was abolished at the 1983 redistribution.
Duncan McFetridge resigned from the Liberals and moved to the crossbench as an independent in May 2017 after losing endorsement for Morphett pre-selection to City of Holdfast Bay mayor Stephen Patterson ahead of the 2018 election.
Members for Morphett
|Family First||Bob Randall||808||3.8||+0.3|
|Total formal votes||21,073||97.5||−0.3|
- "Duncan McFetridge quits Liberal Party after Morphett preselection loss". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
- 2014 State Election Results – Morphett, ECSA.
- 2014 State Election Results – Morphett, ABC.