Kirstie Marshall, since 2002.
Eastern Melbourne. Forest Hill mainly covers southeastern parts of the City of Whitehorse, as well as a small area in the northeastern corner of the City of Monash. The seat covers the suburbs of Blackburn South, Burwood East and Vermont South and parts of Forest Hill and Vermont.
Forest Hill was first created in 1976. It was won at the 1976 election by Liberal candidate John Richardson. He held the seat until 2002, serving as a shadow minister in the 1980s.
Richardson retired in 2002. A large swing to the ALP saw Olympic skier Kirstie Marshall win the seat at the 2002 election with a 5.8% margin. This was cut to 0.8% at the 2006 election.
- Kirstie Marshall (Labor)
- James Fung (Democratic Labor Party)
- Andrew Henley (Greens)
- Daniel Irwin (Sex Party)
- Neil Angus (Liberal)
- Ivan Stratov (Family First)
Forest Hill is one of the most marginal Labor seats in Victoria. The Liberal Party would need to win Forest Hill to be on track for a good result.
2006 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths in Forest Hill have been divided into four areas: Vermont, Burwood, Blackburn and Glen Waverley. The ALP won a majority in Blackburn and Burwood, both in the west of the seat, and the Liberal Party won in Vermont and Glen Waverley, both in the east.
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