Electoral district of Glenelg (South Australia)
South Australia—House of Assembly
|Namesake||Glenelg, South Australia|
The Holdfast Bay area has long been a conservative stronghold, and Glenelg was one of the few Adelaide-area seats where the Liberal and Country League consistently did well. The pattern was broken at the 1965 state election, when Glenelg was one of two Labor gains that helped Labor finally beat the Playmander and end 33 years of LCL rule. Labor retained the seat even as it lost government in 1968. The LCL regained it in 1970 even as Labor won a convincing victory in the first election held after a major electoral reform gave Adelaide a majority of seats in the legislature. The seat quickly reverted to its traditional status as a safely conservative seat.
|Frank Smith||Liberal and Country||1941–1947|
|Baden Pattinson||Liberal and Country||1947–1965|
|John Mathwin||Liberal and Country||1970–1974|
- "Statistical Record of the Legislature, 1836 - 2007" (PDF). Parliament of South Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 March 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2014.