Electoral district of Newtown
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location within Sydney
|State||New South Wales|
|Area||10.29 km2 (4.0 sq mi)|
Newtown is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It includes the inner Sydney suburbs of Redfern, Chippendale, Darlington, Eveleigh, Newtown, Enmore, Stanmore and Petersham and parts of Surry Hills, Waterloo, Erskineville, Camperdown, Marrickville and Lewisham. It is held by Jenny Leong of the Australian Greens.
Newtown was originally created in 1859, and named after and including the Newtown. It elected one member from 1859 to 1880, two members from 1880 to 1885, three members from 1885 to 1891 and four members from 1891 to 1894. With the abolition of multi-member constituencies in 1894, it was replaced by Newtown-Camperdown, Newtown-Erskine, Newtown-St Peters and Marrickville.
In 1904 with the downsizing of the Assembly after Federation, Newtown-Camperdown, Newtown-Erskine and Newtown-St Peters were replaced by a recreated Newtown and Camperdown. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, it was absorbed into Botany. Newtown was recreated in 1927 and combined with part of Annandale and renamed Newtown-Annandale in 1950.
Newtown was recreated at the 2013 redistribution.
Members for Newtown
|Two members (1880–1885)|
|Stephen Brown||None||1880–1881||William Foster||None||1880–1882|
|Henry Copeland||None||1882–1883||Frederick Gibbes||None||1882–1885|
|Three members (1885–1891)|
|James Smith||None||1885–1887||Frederick Gibbes||None||1885–1888||William Foster||None||1885–1888|
|Nicholas Hawken||None||1887–1891||Free Trade||1887–1888||Free Trade||1887–1888|
|Joseph Abbott||Free Trade||1888–1891||Joseph Mitchell||Free Trade||1888–1889|
|Four members (1891–1894)|
|Francis Cotton||Labour||1891–1894||Edmund Molesworth||Free Trade||1891–1894||Joseph Abbott||Free Trade||1891–1894||John Hindle||Labour||1891–1894|
|Lilian Fowler||Lang Labor||1944–1950|
|Animal Justice||Michael Walsh||989||2.2||+2.2|
|Christian Democrats||Karl Schubert||453||1.0||−0.1|
|No Land Tax||Dale Dinham||386||0.9||+0.9|
|Total formal votes||45,397||97.5||+0.1|
- "Map of electorate of Newtown" (PDF). NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
- "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 2004-09-29. Retrieved 2007-04-15.
- State Electoral District of Newtown: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
- State Electoral District of Newtown: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.