- Member for Newland
- Government Whip
Tom Kenyon has proudly represented the electorate of Newland in the South Australian House of Assembly since 2006.
Tom was raised in Gawler and in the Adelaide Hills. He studied Asian Studies, completing a Bachelor of Arts at Flinders University. Tom subsequently completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Management at the University of South Australia.
After working in a number of positions, including as a jackaroo, storeman, a service station attendant, rouseabout, porter, union organiser, electorate officer and ministerial adviser, Tom was elected to represent the State Electorate of Newland in March 2006.
Tom is married to Tina and they have three young children, Matthew, Rachael and James. His interests include home brewing beer, skiing and playing rugby union. Tom also has a keen interest in mineral resources.
Simpson Newland (1835-1925) belonged to a pioneer family and wrote the well-known book 'Paving the Way'. He was a prominent advocate of moves to build locks on the River Murray and construct a north-south railway, later becoming a political and civic leader.
Area: approx. 30.3km2
Location: Approximately 15 km north-east of the Adelaide area, incorporating Tea Tree Gully, and adjoining foothills suburbs of the Mount Lofty Ranges.
History: Created at the 1976 redistribution.