Crocker sworn in as Trinity-Bay de Verde MHA
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.
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.