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A vote for change

LABOR’S Sally Sitou has ousted Liberal Fiona Martin from the Federal seat of Reid, with a promise that she “will not let you down”.

It was a clean sweep by Labor in the local area with Andrew Charlton winning the seat of Parramatta and Jason Clare retaining the seat of Blaxland, after the people “voted for change” and elected Anthony Albanese as the country’s 31st Prime Minister.LABOR’S Jason Clare, Andrew Charlton and Sally Sitou have been humbled by the support they received during the Federal Election and are ready to get on with the job after winning their seats.
Despite the win by the Labor party, both major parties suffered strong swings against them.
Mr Clare (Blaxland), Ms Sitou (Reid) and Mr Charlton (Parramatta) are honoured to take on this “huge responsibility”.
Mr Clare said it is a real privilege to represent our local community in the Australian Parliament and “one I will never take for granted”.
“Thank you so much for putting your trust in me again,” he said.
Speaking from the “heart of multicultural Sydney”, Ms Sitou thanked the people of Reid for electing her and trusting her to be their Federal representative.
“The community has voted for fairness, for integrity in government and for a better future for all,” she said.
“I will not let you down.”
Mr Charlton told his supporters that it was a huge challenge to win the seat of Parramatta “and tonight we met that challenge”.
“I will work as hard as I can,” he said.
“The future of Parramatta is the future of Australia”.
New Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, who was sworn into the top job yesterday, said his team will work every day to bring Australians together and he “will lead a government worthy of the people of Australia”.
“A government as courageous and hardworking and caring as the Australian people are themselves,” he said.
“That work starts today.”
He also said he wants every parent to be able to tell their child no matter where you live or where you come from, in Australia the doors of opportunity are open to us all.
“And like every other Labor government, we’ll just widen that door a bit more,” he said.