Glenys Godfrey

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Glenys Godfrey
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for Belmont
In office
9 March 2013 – 11 March 2017
Preceded by Eric Ripper
Succeeded by Cassie Rowe
Personal details
Born (1949-07-19) 19 July 1949 (age 67)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Political party Liberal

Glenys Jenolan Godfrey (née Ward; born 19 July 1949) is an Australian politician who was a Liberal Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 2013 to 2017, representing the seat of Belmont.

Godfrey was born in Perth,[1] and attended Kent Street Senior High School.[2] Godfrey is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, and has worked as a company director. She was elected to the Belmont City Council in 1997, and in 2005 was elected mayor. Godfrey first stood for parliament at the 2001 state election, losing to Labor's Eric Ripper (the party's deputy leader) in Belmont with 35.3 percent of the two-party-preferred vote. She reprised her candidacy at the 2005 election, narrowing the margin, and finally won the seat on her third attempt in 2013 (following Ripper's retirement).[1] She defeated the new Labor candidate, Cassie Rowe, by just 330 votes on the two-party-preferred count.[3] She was defeated at the 2017 election.

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  1. ^ a b Glenys Jenolan Godfrey, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  2. ^ "'Kentians' gather as Kent Street High School turns 70". Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Belmont, WA Votes 2013, ABC News. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Eric Ripper
Member for Belmont
Succeeded by
Cassie Rowe