ISAACS MP Mark Dreyfus was returned as the member for Isaacs on Saturday night.
Mr Dreyfus has held the seat for the Labor Party since 2007. He celebrated the victory with supporters in Mordialloc.
The Liberal Party’s candidate for the seat Jeremy Hearn was disendorsed before polling day after a series of anti-Islam comments made by him online were unearthed.
The result was a 5.3 per cent swing towards the Labor Party in Isaacs, a larger swing than in most other seats around the state.
In the seat of Flinders, Health Minister Greg Hunt weathered the storm of a tough election campaign against Labor candidate Josh Sinclair and independent candidate Julia Banks and was returned as the local member, although with a reduced margin.
Mr Hunt’s seat had been targeted by activist groups such as GetUp. His role in the August 2018 leadership spill that ousted Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister had been a recurring message during the campaign.
In the neighbouring electorate of Holt, incumbent Labor MP Anthony Byrne easily retained his safe seat.