2007 federal election: Profile of the Electoral Division of New England

Updated: 9 February 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after the area of New England, the largest highland area in Australia.

Area and Location Description:

New England covers an area of approximately 58 463 sq km from the Queensland border in the north to the Liverpool Plains, Tamworth Regional and Walcha local government areas in the south. The main towns include Armidale, Barraba, Bingara, Bundarra, Deepwater, Glen Innes, Guyra, Inverell, Manilla, Quirindi, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha, Werris Creek and parts of Delungra and Urbenville.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Cattle, sheep, grain, forestry, dairying, oats, maize, fruit, vegetables, tin-mining, bricks, trout hatchery, tourism, concrete pipe works, leather goods, tannery, gemstones, tobacco, lucerne, honey, grain processing, rubber industry, plaster works and concrete.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:



  • Windsor, T (IND) 2001–
  • St Clair, S (NP) 1998–2001
  • Sinclair, I (CP/NCP/NP) 1963–1998
  • Drummond, D H (CP) 1949–1963
  • Abbott, J P (CP) 1940–1949
  • Thompson, V C (CP) 1922–1940
  • Hay, A (NAT & FARMERS/CP/IND) 1919–1922
  • Abbott, P P (LIB/NAT) 1913–1919
  • Foster, F J (ALP) 1906–1913
  • Lonsdale, E (FT) 1903–1906
  • Sawers, W B S C (PROT) 1901–1903

Current Member Details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

Divisional Office Contact Details

2007 Federal Election Results:

House of Representatives results for New England

Further information:

For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.