This is the maiden speech to the House of Representatives by Angie Bell, the Liberal National Party member for Moncrieff, Queensland.
Bell replaced Steve Ciobo at the May 18, 2019 elections. Like Ciobo, she will sit in Canberra as a member of the Liberal Party.
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Hansard transcript of maiden speech by Angie Bell, Liberal National Party member for Moncrieff.
The DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr S Georganas) (17:24): The question is that the address be agreed to. Before I call the honourable member for Moncrieff, can I remind the House that this is the honourable member’s first speech and I ask the House to extend to her the usual courtesies.
Ms BELL (Moncrieff) (17:24): I congratulate the Speaker, actually, on his re-election as the chair of this House. I also pay tribute to retiring clerk David Elder, who made the transition for 27 new members in this class of 2019 such a pleasure and who, without doubt, will be sorely missed. I congratulate also Claressa Surtees on her role as the 16th Clerk in this place.