Division of Forrest

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Forrest
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Forrest (green) in Western Australia
Created 1922
MP Nola Marino
Party Liberal
Namesake John Forrest
Electors 96,933 (2013)
Area 12,781 km2 (4,934.8 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Forrest is an Australian Electoral Division in Western Australia. The division was created in 1922 and is named for Sir John Forrest, the first Premier of Western Australia and a federal Cabinet minister. It is located in the south-western corner of the state, including the towns of Bunbury, Busselton, Collie and Harvey. Before 1943, it was a Country Party seat, but since 1949 it has usually been held by the Liberal Party.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  John Prowse Country 1922–1943
  Nelson Lemmon Labor 1943–1949
  Gordon Freeth Liberal 1949–1969
  Frank Kirwan Labor 1969–1972
  Peter Drummond Liberal 1972–1987
  Geoff Prosser Liberal 1987–2007
  Nola Marino Liberal 2007–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Forrest
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Nola Marino 42,640 49.92 +0.96
Labor John Borlini 21,579 25.26 −2.93
Greens Gordon Tayler 8,136 9.52 −3.96
National Michael Rose 5,338 6.25 +0.27
Palmer United Edward Dabrowski 4,301 5.03 +5.03
Christians Wayne Barnett 1,374 1.61 +1.61
Family First Bev Custers 1,270 1.49 −0.46
Rise Up Australia Mark Morien 581 0.68 +0.68
CEC Ian Tuffnell 204 0.24 +0.24
Total formal votes 85,423 94.37 −1.08
Informal votes 5,095 5.63 +1.08
Turnout 90,518 93.41 −0.78
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Nola Marino 53,198 62.28 +3.54
Labor John Borlini 32,225 37.72 −3.54
Liberal hold Swing +3.54

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Coordinates: 33°42′00″S 115°42′22″E / 33.700°S 115.706°E / -33.700; 115.706