Newland – SA 2022

ALP 0.3%

Incumbent MP
Richard Harvey (LIB), since 2018.

Geography
North-eastern Adelaide. Newland covers the suburbs of Banksia Park, Fairview Park, Hope Valley, Modbury, Paracombe, Ridgehaven, St Agnes and Tea Tree Gully, and parts of Modbury North.

Redistribution
Newland moved to the west, losing areas on the outskirts of Adelaide to Schubert, including Inglewood, Forreston and Kersbrook. Newland also lost Vista to Morialta, and gained Modbury North from Florey. These changes flipped the seat from a Liberal margin of 2.0% to a Labor margin of 0.3%.

History
Newland has existed as an electorate since since the 1977 election, and has alternated between Labor and Liberal members.

John Klunder won the seat for the ALP in 1977. He lost to the Liberal Party’s Brian Billard in 1979, and won the seat back in 1982. In 1985, he shifted to the seat of Todd, which he held until 1993.

Dianne Gayler won Newland for the ALP in 1985, and held it for one term until 1989, when she lost to the Liberal Party’s Dorothy Kotz.

Kotz was the first Member for Newland to serve consecutive terms in the seat, and ended up serving four terms. Kotz served as a minister in the Liberal governments of the 1990s, and retired in 2006.

In 2006, a 12.5% swing to the ALP saw Tom Kenyon gain the seat. He was re-elected in 2010 and 2014 despite swings to the Liberal Party at both elections.

The electorate was redrawn prior to the 2018 election to be a notional Liberal seat with a very slim margin. Kenyon was defeated in 2018 by Liberal candidate Richard Harvey.

Candidates
No information.

Assessment
Newland is a very marginal seat and will be in play in 2022.

2018 result

CandidatePartyVotes%SwingRedist
Richard HarveyLiberal8,37636.6-6.633.9
Tom KenyonLabor7,77034.0-7.133.1
Rajini VasanSA-Best3,73016.3+16.313.6
Shane BaileyIndependent3541.5+1.57.3
Stephanie StewartGreens1,2745.6-2.05.6
Martin LeedhamAustralian Christians1,0114.4-3.84.4
Sandra WilliamsDignity3661.6+1.61.7
Others0.5
Informal1,0504.4

2018 two-party-preferred result

CandidatePartyVotes%SwingRedist
Tom KenyonLabor10,99348.0-1.850.3
Richard HarveyLiberal11,88852.0+1.849.7

Booth breakdown

Booths have been divided into three areas: north-east, south-east and south-west.

Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in two areas, with 50.2% in the north-east and 54% in the south-west. The Liberal Party won 50.2% in the south-east and 53.3% amongst other votes.

The SA-Best primary vote ranged from 8.8% in the south-west to 15.1% in the south-east.

Voter groupSAB prim %ALP 2PP %Total votes% of votes
South-East15.149.86,85530.0
South-West8.854.06,63229.0
North-East14.350.23,71016.2
Other votes17.246.75,67024.8

Election results in Newland at the 2018 South Australian state election
Toggle between two-party-preferred votes and primary votes for the Liberal Party, Labor and SA-Best.

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