Bill Newton (politician)

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Bill Newton
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Caboolture
In office
22 October 1983 – 1 November 1986
Preceded by Des Frawley
Succeeded by Ken Hayward
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Glass House
In office
1 November 1986 – 2 December 1989
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Jon Sullivan
Personal details
Born Lyell Edward Newton
(1935-07-29) 29 July 1935 (age 80)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died 2 August 2015
Nationality Australian
Political party National Party
Spouse(s) Margaret Anne Goymer
Occupation Grazier, Fruit farmer
Religion Uniting Church

Lyell Edward "Bill" Newton (born 29 July 1935) is a former Australian politician.

He was born in Brisbane to Edward Charles Newton and Lily Alice, née Zanow. He attended state school at Morayfield before becoming a fruit farmer and grazier in Rocksberg. He was a member of the National Party, and served as Chairman of the Caboolture branch from 1963 to 1983. In that year he was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly as the member for Caboolture; at the following election in 1986 he transferred to Glass House, but in 1989 he was defeated.[1]


  1. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Des Frawley
Member for Caboolture
Succeeded by
Ken Hayward
New seat Member for Glass House
Succeeded by
Jon Sullivan