Liesl Tesch is sworn in
The Lower House of State Parliament erupted with cheers in a bipartisan show of support as Ms Liesl Tesch was sworn in as the Member for Gosford on Tuesday, May 2.
Seven-time Paralympian Ms Tesch was elected to the NSW parliament in the Gosford by-election to fill the seat of Ms Kathy Smith MP who was forced to retire due to ill health.
Considered one of the most marginal seats in the state with a 0.2 per cent lead for Labor prior to the election, Ms Tesch brought home a swing of over 11 per cent.
The popular high school teacher from Woy Woy is the first wheelchair parliamentarian elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly.
Event notes, 2 May 2017
NSW Legislative Assembly
Reporter: Noel Fisher
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