Around Australia the votes are still being counted from last month’s Federal election, but while the South West’s results for Forrest have long been decided, further analysis has shown some interesting swings. Incumbent Forrest MHR Nola Marino retained her seat, despite the strong 10 per cent swing towards Labor’s candidate Bronwen English. The first-preference votes left the top two runners starkly contrasted, with Mrs Marino winning 43.1 per cent of first-preference votes compared with Mrs English’s 27.52 per cent. At the final count these figures sat at 41,005 first-preference votes for Mrs Marino, a difference of 14,910 votes to Mrs English’s 26,095 votes. Mrs Marino also managed to win 54.35 per cent of the two-candidate preferred vote, receiving 51,606 votes in the two-candidate-preferred count, with Mrs English securing 43,485 votes. When comparing the votes by type and polling place, the results become even more interesting. Mrs Marino secured the most postal votes, 7664 compared with Mrs English’s 5118 votes. At Busselton’s main PPVC polling place Mrs Marino secured nearly 60 per cent of the two-candidate preferred vote, with 5526 to Mrs English’s 3755 votes. The result is unsurprising given that the area maintains a strong Liberal swing at a State level in Vasse MLA Libby Mettam. In some of the traditional working-class areas, there was a more pronounced swing to Labor. Mrs English secured more than 60 per cent of the two-candidate preferred vote at the Withers polling place, with 577 votes to Mrs Marino’s 374 votes. In Margaret River, a traditionally left-wing region, Greens candidate Christine Terrantroy only received 56 first-preference votes fewer than Mrs Marino’s, securing 966 votes to Mrs Marino’s 1022. Mrs English came in third with 936 first-preference votes. After preferencing from the Greens, Liberal Democrats and United Australia Party, Mrs English led in the two-candidate-preferred vote with 2000 votes to Mrs Marino’s 1388. Overall, Mrs Terrantroy received 12,787 first-preference votes, representing just over 13 per cent of the electorate’s votes. Pauline Hanson’s One Nation candidate Shane Mezger received 5020 first-preference votes, the Great Australian Party’s Tracy Aitken receiving 2907 votes, and United Australia Party’s Helen Allan securing 2425 votes. Western Australia Party candidate Greg Stephens received 2129 votes, Liberal Democrats nominee Paul Markham received 1577 votes, and Australian Federation Party candidate Mailee Dunn received 1146 votes.