Nick Wakeling, since 2006.
Outer Eastern Melbourne. Ferntree Gully covers eastern parts of the City of Knox, specifically the suburbs of Ferntree Gully and Mountain Gate and parts of Boronia, Lysterfield and Rowville.
Ferntree Gully was created prior to the 2002 election. It was considered to have a 7.6% notional margin for the Liberal Party in 2002, but was won by the ALP’s Anne Eckstein with 2.3% margin.
In 2006, Liberal candidate Nick Wakeling defeated Eckstein by 27 votes, following a recount.
- Martin Leahy (Sex Party)
- Allister Rouse (Family First)
- Nick Wakeling (Liberal)
- Steve Bullock (Greens)
- Josh Cullinan (Labor)
- Tanya Murphy (Democratic Labor Party)
Ferntree Gully is the most marginal seat in Victoria. It is sure to be a fiercely contested seat, but if the Liberal Party is on an upswing, they will most likely retain the seat.
2006 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths in Ferntree Gully have been divided into two areas. The ALP won a 2.9% majority in the north of the seat, while the Liberal Party won a 2.3% majority in the south of the seat and a 1% majority amongst other votes.
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Due to a recount being conducted, no primary vote booth breakdowns are available.