Electoral district of Forrestfield

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Forrestfield
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Forrestfield (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current 2008–present
MP Stephen Price
Party Labor
Namesake Forrestfield
Electors 26,994 (2017)
Area 59 km2 (22.8 sq mi)
Demographic East Metropolitan

Forrestfield is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia, based in the eastern suburbs of Perth.

Politically, the district is a marginal one.

Geography[edit]

Based in the eastern suburbs of Perth, the district has a north–south elongation covering three separate built up areas. In the north, the district takes in the suburbs of High Wycombe, Maida Vale and a small part of Gooseberry Hill; in the middle it covers most of Forrestfield, Wattle Grove and part of Kewdale; whilst to the south is the suburb of Kenwick plus part of Maddington.

History[edit]

Forrestfield was first contested at the 2008 state election. It was a new seat created as a result of the one vote one value reforms. A plurality of the new district's voters came from the district of Darling Range, which was radically redrawn. The northernmost part of the electorate was constructed from parts of Belmont and Midland, whilst the voters in the southern part of the district were drawn in from Kenwick.

Members for Forrestfield[edit]

Member Party Term
  Andrew Waddell Labor 2008–2013
  Nathan Morton Liberal 2013–2017
  Stephen Price Labor 2017–present

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2017: Forrestfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Stephen Price 10,357 46.3 +5.8
Liberal Nathan Morton 6,709 30.0 −16.4
One Nation Jenny Bennett 2,244 10.0 +10.0
Greens Eugene Marshall 1,443 6.5 −0.4
Animal Justice Ashley Jago 747 3.3 +3.3
Christians Brett Crook 631 2.8 −0.2
Micro Business M. Shahalam 222 1.0 +1.0
Total formal votes 22,353 94.8 +1.8
Informal votes 1,217 5.2 −1.8
Turnout 23,570 87.3 +1.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Stephen Price 13,281 59.4 +11.6
Liberal Nathan Morton 9,067 40.6 −11.6
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +11.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Forrestfield District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.

External links[edit]

  • Antony Green. "2008 Election Profile: Forrestfield". ABC.
  • "Map of Forrestfield". boundarieswa.com. Archived from the original on 2008-10-08.