Division of Forrest

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Forrest
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of FORREST 2016.png
Division of Forrest in Western Australia, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 1922
MP Nola Marino
Party Liberal
Namesake John Forrest
Electors 100,341 (2016)
Area 11,072 km2 (4,274.9 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 the 1943 election, it was a Country Party seat, but since the 1949 election it has been held by the Liberals for all but one term.

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, 2016: Forrest[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Nola Marino 41,869 49.44 −1.81
Labor Lorrae Loud 19,596 23.14 −0.39
Greens Jill Reading 10,137 11.97 +2.13
National Luke Pilkington 4,306 5.08 −1.31
Independent Ross Slater 2,896 3.42 +3.42
Outdoor Recreation David Fishlock 2,375 2.80 +2.80
Christians Edward Dabrowski 1,858 2.19 +0.56
Rise Up Australia Jennifer Whately 1,654 1.95 +1.27
Total formal votes 84,691 94.14 −0.27
Informal votes 5,269 5.86 +0.27
Turnout 89,960 89.65 −0.50
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Nola Marino 52,981 62.56 −1.25
Labor Lorrae Loud 31,710 37.44 +1.25
Liberal hold Swing −1.25

References[edit]

  1. ^ Forrest, WA, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

External links[edit]

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