Crocker sworn in as Trin­ity-Bay de Verde MHA

The Compass - - NEWS - BY JAMESMCLEOD

Steve Crocker was sworn in along­side a fel­low newly-elected Lib­eral MHA last Thurs­day at Gov­ern­ment House, bring­ing the to­tal Lib­eral cau­cus to 16.

It’s been a big trans­for­ma­tion from back in 2011 after the elec­tion when the Lib­er­als only had six MHAs.

Crocker, elected in the dis­trict of Trin­ity-Bay de Verde, said that be­ing sworn in was “very hum­bling” for him.

Hum­ber East’s Stel­man Flynn said he’s look­ing for­ward to get­ting into the House of Assem­bly as soon as pos­si­ble.

“The peo­ple of Hum­ber East sent a very clear mes­sage, and I’m happy that I’m de­liv­er­ing that mes­sage to­day,” he said.

Ball said apart from just hav­ing more num­bers, each new MHA makes the Lib­er­als strong.

“The dy­namic cer­tainly changes be­cause ob­vi­ously with ex­tra peo­ple, you get ex­tra ex­pe­ri­ences and ex­tra opin­ions that you draw upon,” he said.

Flynn and Crocker won a pair of by­elec­tions at the end of Novem­ber, steal­ing away seats that were pre­vi­ously held by the To­ries. Those two by­elec­tions mark the lat­est in a string of seven straight bal­lot-box vic­to­ries for the Lib­er­als.

Photo by James McLeod/TC Me­dia

Newly sworn-in MHA Steve Crocker signs the House of Assem­bly Roll of Mem­bers at Gov­ern­ment House Thurs­day morn­ing. Seated be­side him is Lt.-Gov. Frank Fa­gan.

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