Electoral district of Newland
South Australia—House of Assembly
Electoral district of Newland (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
|Party||Australian Labor Party|
|Area||69.3 km2 (26.8 sq mi)|
Newland is an electoral district of the House of Assembly in the Australian state of South Australia. It is named after pioneer Simpson Newland, a prominent figure in nineteenth-century South Australia. It is a 69.3 km² suburban electorate in north-eastern Adelaide, taking in the suburbs of Banksia Park, Fairview Park, Houghton, Lower Hermitage, St Agnes, Surrey Downs, Tea Tree Gully, Upper Hermitage, Vista and Yatala Vale as well as parts of Chain of Ponds, Highbury, Hope Valley, Inglewood, Millbrook, Redwood Park and Ridgehaven.
Newland was created at the 1976 redistribution, taking effect at the 1977 elections, and followed a bellwether pattern until the 1989 election, where it was won by Liberal candidate Dorothy Kotz, who developed a strong personal following in Newland and had little difficulty being re-elected at successive elections until her retirement in 2006. Upon her retirement, however, her personal vote evaporated, and this, combined with a landslide Labor victory across the state, saw Labor candidate Tom Kenyon take the seat for Labor. It became the Labor government's most marginal seat as of the 2014 election.
Members for Newland
|John Klunder||Australian Labor Party||1977–1979|
|Brian Billard||Liberal Party of Australia||1979–1982|
|John Klunder||Australian Labor Party||1982–1985|
|Di Gayler||Australian Labor Party||1985–1989|
|Dorothy Kotz||Liberal Party of Australia||1989–2006|
|Tom Kenyon||Australian Labor Party||2006–present|
|South Australian state election, 2014: Newland|
|Family First||Kate Horan||1,774||8.0||+1.1|
|Total formal votes||22,157||96.9||+0.4|
- "Statistical Record of the Legislature, 1836 - 2007". Parliament of South Australia. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
- Newland, 2014 election: Poll Bludger
- 2014 State Election Results – Newland, ECSA.
- 2014 State Election Results – Newland, ABC.