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Karen Andrews (LNP-McPherson) – Maiden Speech

This is the maiden speech of Karen Andrews, the Liberal National Party member for McPherson, in the House of Representatives.

Andrews was elected to the Queensland seat at the 2010 federal election. Created in 1949, McPherson has only ever been held by the coalition parties. Andrews succeeded Margaret May, who had held the seat since 1998.

Andrews won the seat with 53.90% of the primary vote and 60.28% of the two-party-preferred vote.

Andrews, 40, worked as an industrial relations and human resources consultant between 1996 and 2010. [Read more…]