Electoral district of Newland

Newland is a single-member electoral district for the South Australian House of Assembly. 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, Forreston, Hope Valley, Houghton, Humbug Scrub, Inglewood, Kersbrook, Lower Hermitage, Millbrook, Paracombe, Ridgehaven, Sampson Flat, St Agnes, Tea Tree Gully, Upper Hermitage, Vista and Yatala Vale as well as parts of Chain of Ponds and Modbury.

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
StateSouth Australia
MPRichard Harvey
PartyLiberal Party of Australia
NamesakeSimpson Newland
Electors25,889 (2018)
Area249.76 km2 (96.4 sq mi)
Electorates around Newland:
King King Schubert
Newland Schubert
Torrens Morialta Morialta
Electoral District map[1]

Replacing the abolished electoral district of Tea Tree Gully, Newland was created at the 1976 redistribution, taking effect at the 1977 election.[2] It followed a bellwether pattern until the 1989 election, where it was won by Liberal candidate Dorothy Kotz. Kotz developed a strong personal following and had little difficulty being re-elected until her retirement at the 2006 election. Her retirement and the landslide Labor victory across the state led to Labor candidate Tom Kenyon winning the electorate.[3] It became the Labor government's most marginal electorate at the 2014 election.

The 2016 redistribution ahead of the 2018 election changed Newland from a 1.4 percent Labor electorate to a notional 0.1 percent Liberal electorate.[4]

Members for NewlandEdit

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 2006–2018
  Richard Harvey Liberal 2018–present

Election resultsEdit

2018 South Australian state election: Newland[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard Harvey 8,376 36.6 −6.6
Labor Tom Kenyon 7,770 34.0 −7.1
SA-Best Rajini Vasan 3,730 16.3 +16.3
Greens Stephanie Stewart 1,274 5.6 −2.0
Conservatives Martin Leedham 1,011 4.4 −3.8
Dignity Sandra Williams 366 1.6 +1.6
Independent Shane Bailey 354 1.5 +1.5
Total formal votes 22,881 95.6 −1.5
Informal votes 1,050 4.4 +1.5
Turnout 23,931 92.4 +1.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Richard Harvey 11,888 52.0 +1.8
Labor Tom Kenyon 10,993 48.0 −1.8
Liberal hold Swing +1.8


  1. ^ Electoral District of Newland (Map). Electoral Commission of South Australia. 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Statistical Record of the Legislature, 1836 – 2007" (PDF). Parliament of South Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 March 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  3. ^ Newland, 2014 election: Poll Bludger
  4. ^ Final Report (PDF): Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission 8 December 2016
  5. ^ State Election Results – District Results for Newland, ECSA.


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