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 current2008–present
MP Stephen Price
Party Labor
Namesake Forrestfield
Electors 28,005 (2021)
Area58 km2 (22.4 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.

Contents

Politically, the district is a marginal one.

Geography

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 and Orange Grove.

History

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

MemberPartyTerm
  Andrew Waddell Labor 2008–2013
  Nathan Morton Liberal 2013–2017
  Stephen Price Labor 2017–present

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: Forrestfield [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Stephen Price 9,50969.6+23.2
Liberal George Tilbury2,63019.2−10.8
Greens Beth McMullan5514.0−2.4
Christians Peter Lampard3422.5−0.3
One Nation Roger Barnett2872.1−7.9
No Mandatory Vaccination Cameron Peters1771.3+1.3
Western Australia Owen Doye1110.8+0.8
WAxit Mohammod Shahalam650.5−0.5
Total formal votes13,67295.5+0.6
Informal votes6514.5−0.6
Turnout 14,32351.1−35.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Stephen Price 10,39076.0+16.6
Liberal George Tilbury3,28124.0−16.6
Labor hold Swing +16.6
Results are not final.

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