Division of New England

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New England
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of New England 2010.png
Division of New England (green) within New South Wales
Created1901
MPBarnaby Joyce
PartyNational
NamesakeNew England
Electors102,132 (2013)[1]
Area59,344 km2 (22,912.8 sq mi)
DemographicRural

The Division of New England is an Australian electoral division in New South Wales. It is in the north-east of the state, next to the border with Queensland. It was set up for the first federal election in 1901. It is named after the New England region of northern New South Wales.[2]

The includes the towns of Armidale, Ashford, Barraba, Bingara, Bundarra, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Guyra, Inverell, Manilla, Quirindi, Tamworth, Uralla, Werris Creek, Walcha and Tenterfield.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  William Sawers Protectionist 1901–1903
  Edmund Lonsdale Free Trade 1903–1906
  Francis Foster Labor 1906–1913
  Percy Abbott Commonwealth Liberal 1913–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1919
  Alexander Hay Nationalist 1919–1920
  Country 1920–1922
  Victor Thompson Country 1922–1940
  Joe Abbott Country 1940–1949
  David Drummond Country 1949–1963
  Ian Sinclair Country 1963–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1998
  Stuart St. Clair National 1998–2001
  Tony Windsor Independent 2001–2013
  Barnaby Joyce National 2013–present

Barnaby Joyce is a former Senator for the state of Queensland. In 2016 he became leader of the National Party and Deputy Prime Minister.[3]

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "NSW Division - New England, NSW". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. "Profile of the electoral division of New England (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  3. Barbour, Lucy (11 February 2016). "Barnaby Joyce: The rise of the new Nationals leader and deputy prime minister". ABC News. ABC. Retrieved 21 February 2016.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 30°19′08″S 151°18′54″E / 30.319°S 151.315°E / -30.319; 151.315