Electoral district of Ferntree Gully

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Ferntree Gully
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Ferntree Gully District 2014.png
Location of Ferntree Gully (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Created 2002
MP Nick Wakeling
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Electors 40,780 (2014)
Area 34 km2 (13.1 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan

The Electoral district of Ferntree Gully is an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Assembly.[1] It was created in 2002 as a replacement for the abolished electorate of Knox.

The district comprises Ferntree Gully and its neighbouring suburbs at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges.

When it was created, it had a notional Liberal majority of 7.6% suggesting it would be a fairly safe Liberal seat. However, Labor Party's Anne Eckstein won the seat at the 2002 election on the back of the Labor landslide. But at the following election in 2006, Eckstein lost Ferntree Gully to Liberal Nick Wakeling in a very close contest for the seat. The final result revealed a margin of 27 votes, or 0.04%.

Members for Ferntree Gully[edit]

Member Party Term
  Anne Eckstein Labor 2002–2006
  Nick Wakeling Liberal 2006–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Ferntree Gully
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Nick Wakeling 19,452 53.9 −0.9
Labor Matt Posetti 11,967 33.2 +2.8
Greens Steve Raymond 3,279 9.1 +1.0
Christians Robert Roytel 940 2.6 +2.6
Country Alliance Russell Wulf 451 1.2 +1.2
Total formal votes 36,089 95.3 +0.2
Informal votes 1,781 4.7 −0.2
Turnout 37,870 92.9 −4.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Nick Wakeling 20,849 57.8 −3.7
Labor Matt Posetti 15,238 42.2 +3.7
Liberal hold Swing −3.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 

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