Electoral district of Newland

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South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
Map of Adelaide, South Australia with electoral district of Newland highlighted
Electoral district of Newland (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
State South Australia
Created 1977
MP Tom Kenyon
Party Australian Labor Party (SA)
Namesake Simpson Newland
Electors 24,467 (2014)
Area 69.3 km2 (26.8 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan

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, Lower Hermitage, Upper Hermitage, Houghton, St Agnes, Surrey Downs, Tea Tree Gully, Vista and Yatala Vale as well as parts of Chain of Ponds, Highbury, Hope Valley, Inglewood, Millbrook, Redwood Park and Ridgehaven.

Replacing the abolished seat of Tea Tree Gully, Newland was created at the 1976 redistribution, taking effect at the 1977 election,[1] 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 at the 2006 election. 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.[2] It became the Labor government's most marginal seat at the 2014 election.

The 2016 redistribution ahead of the 2018 election redistributed Newland from a 1.4 percent Labor seat to a notional 0.1 percent Liberal seat.[3]

Members for Newland[edit]

Member Party Term
  John Klunder Labor 1977–1979
  Brian Billard Liberal 1979–1982
  John Klunder Labor 1982–1985
  Di Gayler Labor 1985–1989
  Dorothy Kotz Liberal 1989–2006
  Tom Kenyon Labor 2006–present

Election results[edit]

South Australian state election, 2014: Newland[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Tom Kenyon 9,473 42.8 −0.5
Liberal Glenn Docherty 9,269 41.8 +3.8
Family First Kate Horan 1,774 8.0 +1.1
Greens Mark Nolan 1,641 7.4 −0.6
Total formal votes 22,157 96.9 +0.4
Informal votes 700 3.1 −0.4
Turnout 22,857 93.4 −0.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Tom Kenyon 11,394 51.4 −1.2
Liberal Glenn Docherty 10,763 48.6 +1.2
Labor hold Swing −1.2


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Coordinates: 34°47′31″S 138°45′22″E / 34.792°S 138.756°E / -34.792; 138.756