Electoral district of New England

New England was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the then colony of New South Wales.

New England
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
StateNew South Wales
Created1859
Abolished1894
DemographicRural

Initially created in 1859 in the New England region of northern New South Wales, it partly replaced the Electoral district of New England and Macleay.

Originally electing one member, New England elected two members from 1880 to 1891 and three members from 1891 to 1894. With the introduction of single-member electorates in 1894, New England was replaced by Armidale, Uralla-Walcha and Bingara.[1][2][3]

Members for New EnglandEdit

Single-member (1859–1880)
Member Party Term
  James Hart None 1859–1860
  George Markham None 1860–1862
  Robert Forster None 1862–1864
  Theophilus Cooper None 1864–1869
  Charles Weaver None 1869–1871
  Samuel Terry None 1871–1880
Two members (1880–1891)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Henry Copeland None 1880–1882   William Proctor None 1880–1887
  James Farnell None 1882–1885
  James Inglis None 1885–1887
  Free Trade 1887–1891   Henry Copeland Protectionist 1887–1891
Three members (1891–1894)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  James Inglis Free Trade 1891–1894   Henry Copeland Protectionist 1891–1894   Edmund Lonsdale Free Trade 1891–1894

Election resultsEdit

1891 New South Wales colonial election: New England
Thursday 25 June [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Free Trade James Inglis (re-elected 1) 1,731 19.5
Protectionist Henry Copeland (re-elected 2) 1,563 17.6
Free Trade Edmund Lonsdale (elected 3) 1,544 17.4
Protectionist Charles Wilson 1,399 15.7
Free Trade George Meallin 1,353 15.2
Protectionist William Proctor 1,311 14.7
Total formal votes 8,901 99.5
Informal votes 42 0.5
Turnout 3,247 60.8
  Free Trade hold 1, win 1 (1 new seat)
  Protectionist hold 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of New England". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "1891 New England". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 April 2020.