The first maiden speech of the 45th Parliament was delivered today by Nicolle Flint, the Liberal member for Boothby.
Flint succeeded Andrew Southcott in the safe Adelaide electorate. Southcott held the seat through seven terms from 1996.
Prior to entering parliament, Flint worked as an advisor to Malcolm Turnbull and Brendan Nelson. She also wrote newspaper columns. She has called for more leadership by women in the Liberal Party.
Flint won 41.24% of the primary vote in Boothby and 53.50% of the two-party-preferred vote.