VETERAN MP Russell Broadbent has survived a national swing against the Liberal Party but the Monash electorate is now officially a marginal seat.
After counting of prepoll and election day votes and preferences, Mr Broadbent had a 2.41 per cent lead over his ALP challenger Jessica O’Donnell, down from 6.9 per cent in 2019.
Postal votes are still to be counted but tend to favour the Liberal Party and are not expected to change the result in Monash.
Aged 72, Mr Broadbent has held the seat (formerly McMillan) for 23 of the past 32 years. He survived a fierce election campaign that cost many of his much younger Liberal Party colleagues their political careers.