Division of New England

Division of New England
New England
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of New England 2010.png
Division of New England (green) within New South Wales
Created: 1901
MP: Tony Windsor
Party: Independent
Namesake: New England
Area: 59,344 km² (22,913 sq mi)
Demographic: Rural

The Division of New England is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. It is located in the north-east of the state, adjoining the border with Queensland. It includes such towns as Armidale, Ashford, Barraba, Bingara, Bundarra, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Guyra, Inverell, Manilla, Quirindi, Tamworth, Uralla, Werris Creek, Walcha and Tenterfield. The Division covers a largely rural area, with agriculture the main industry.

The Division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 75 divisions to be contested at the first Federal election. It is named after the New England region in northern New South Wales. New England's most prominent member was Ian Sinclair, a long serving Country/National Party government minister and party leader.


Member Party Term
  William Sawers Protectionist 1901–1903
  Edmund Lonsdale Free Trade 1903–1906
  Francis Foster Labor 1906–1913
  Percy Abbott Commonwealth Liberal 1913–1916
  Nationalist 1916–1919
  Alexander Hay Nationalist 1919–1920
  Country 1920–1922
  Independent 1922–1922
  Victor Thompson Country 1922–1940
  Joe Abbott Country 1940–1949
  David Drummond Country 1949–1963
  Ian Sinclair Country 1963–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1998
  Stuart St Clair National 1998–2001
  Tony Windsor Independent 2001–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2010: New England
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Tony Windsor 56,415 61.88 +5.13
National Tim Coates 22,991 25.22 -0.32
Labor Greg Smith 7,414 8.13 -2.77
Greens Pat Schultz 3,252 3.57 +0.26
One Nation Brian Dettmann 794 0.87 -0.29
CEC Richard Witten 306 0.34 +0.08
Total formal votes 91,172 96.46 -0.57
Informal votes 3,347 3.54 +0.57
Turnout 94,519 94.83 -1.27
Two-candidate preferred result
Independent Tony Windsor 65,203 71.52 -2.89
National Tim Coates 25,969 28.48 +2.89
Independent hold Swing -2.89


Coordinates: 30°19′08″S 151°18′54″E / 30.319°S 151.315°E / -30.319; 151.315

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