State Parliament returns with some new faces

THE 58th Parliament of New South Wales officially opened this week.  Our local state MPs were in attendance; Prue Car, re-elected as the Member for Londonderry and the Deputy Labor Leader, Tanya Davies, re-elected to the new seat of Badgerys Creek and newly elected Member for Penrith, Karen McKeown.

They join the new Premier Chris Minns and the new Liberal Leader and Leader of the Opposition, Mark Speakman. 

“This is the first Labor Government in 12 years, and a record number of Government MPs who are women,” Ms Car said alongside photos she posted on social media. 

“Kicking goals, ready to deliver for you.”

Newly elected Karen McKeown MP was excited to begin her career in state politics.  

“It’s a very proud day to be representing the people of Penrith,” Mrs McKeown said. 

“I cannot thank the people of Penrith enough for putting your trust in me to represent you in this Government!”

Premier Chris Minns posted a photo with Prue Car; then the pair were off to their first question time as the NSW Government.

“Ready to deliver for the people of our state,” Mr Minns said. 

“Excited to kick off the 58th session of NSW Parliament with one my biggest supporters by my side – my daughter Laura!” said Tanya Davies MP.

Liberal Leader Mark Speakman recently announced his shadow ministry.

“Back to Parliament with the announcement of our shadow cabinet and the opening of the 58th Parliament,” Mr Speakman said.  

“A great team of experienced Libs and Nats and energetic fresh faces ready to serve the people of NSW.”

Tanya Davies returned as the Member for Badgerys Creek (previously Mulgoa).  This time Mrs Davies will be in opposition but she was excited about the challenge. 

“As I begin this new chapter of public service, I am grateful for the opportunity to work hard every day for my constituents,” Mrs Davies said. 

“This session, I am especially focused on holding this Labor Government accountable for its promises to Western Sydney and advocating for positive outcomes for families and small businesses. I can’t wait to make progress on behalf of our community. Thank you for your continued support!”