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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, will this week commence a new Parliamentary role after last week being appointed Temporary Speaker.

The role will require Ms Hornery to fill the Speaker’s Chair during debate during the Parliamentary sitting week, when the Speaker and Deputy Speaker are unavailable.

Ms Hornery previously held the role of Temporary Speaker from May 2011 until February 2014.

Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

“I look forward to taking on the new role and stepping up to the Speaker’s chair when Parliament sits this week.”

“I look forward to overseeing some robust debates in the Legislative Assembly over the next 12 months.”

“I thank my colleagues and the Speaker for having confidence in me to fulfil this role and I look forward to the challenges it brings.”