New England Archive


Bennelong and New England guides posted

In addition to the complete guide to this weekend’s Queensland state election, I’ve now posted guides to the federal by-elections in New England (December 2) and Bennelong (December 16). Enjoy!


New England


Seat of the day #14: New England

Newengland1-2CPNew England is a Nationals seat covering parts of northern NSW including Tamworth, Armidale, Glen Innes, Scone and Inverell.

New England was held by independent MP Tony Windsor from 2001 until his retirement in 2013, when the seat was won by Barnaby Joyce, then Nationals deputy leader and Senator for Queensland, and now leader of the Nationals and Deputy Prime Minister.

In 2016, Windsor isĀ challenging Joyce for his former seat. The two have both won landslide victories in New England, but have never facedĀ each other in an election.

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