Glenys Godfrey

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

Glenys Godfrey
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for Belmont
In office
9 March 2013 – 11 March 2017
Preceded byEric Ripper
Succeeded byCassie Rowe
Personal details
Glenys Jenolan Ward

(1949-07-19) 19 July 1949 (age 71)
Perth, Western Australia
Political partyLiberal

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.[1] She defeated the new Labor candidate, Cassie Rowe in the strong Labor seat by 330 votes on the two-party-preferred count.[3] She faced Rowe again at the 2017 election but with the unpopular Barnett government in power she was this time defeated.

See alsoEdit


  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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