Division of New England
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of New England (green) within New South Wales
|Area||59,344 km2 (22,912.8 sq mi)|
The Division of New England is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division is located in the north-east of the state, adjoining the border with Queensland. 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.
The division 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.
From 1922 to 2001, it was one of the safest seats in Australia for the National Party. However, between 2001 and 2013, it was represented by independent Tony Windsor. Since 2013 it has once again been very safe for The Nationals.
|Edmund Lonsdale||Free Trade||1903–1906|
|Percy Abbott||Commonwealth Liberal||1913–1917|
|Stuart St. Clair||National||1998–2001|
|Australian federal election, 2013: New England|
|Palmer United||Phillip Girle||4,746||5.20||+5.20|
|One Nation||Brian Dettmann||1,566||1.72||+0.85|
|Christian Democrats||Aaron Evans||1,496||1.64||+1.64|
|Total formal votes||91,289||93.95||−2.51|
|National gain from Independent||Swing||N/A|