THOMAS GEORGE WELCOMES NEW APPOINTMENT ON NATIONAL PARTY TEAM

Thomas George Welcomes New Appointment on National Party Team

THOMAS GEORGE WELCOMES NEW APPOINTMENT ON NATIONAL PARTY TEAM

31 March 2003

Thomas George, the newly appointed National Party Whip and Member for Lismore, congratulated his North Coast colleagues, Member for Oxley, Andrew Stoner on his election as the Parliamentary Leader of the NSW National Party and Member for Ballina, Don Page as Deputy.

Mr George said Mr Stoner represented the new generation of the National Party, and he looked forward to working with Mr Stoner's team over the next four years.

"Andrew has already shown his capacities as an effective local MP and Shadow Minister and is highly respected in his community." Mr George said.

"The team of Andrew Stoner and Don Page will make an outstanding contribution, offering experience and youth," Mr George said.

"I am honoured to be elected today as the National Party Whip I am looking forward to being part of the team, in supporting them in providing a strong voice and greater recognition for rural and regional communities.

"I would also like to pay tribute to George Souris and John Turner and on behalf of the Lismore Electorate thank them for their leadership and contribution during the past five years," Mr George said.

Mr George also congratulated Duncan Gay MLC, who was re-elected to lead the National Party in the Legislative Council.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577