Media owner Julian Willock has been appointed as Speaker of the House of Assembly.
He was elected as Speaker inside the Multi-purpose Sports Complex in Road Town where the First Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly is currently being held.
He was elected after being nominated by Premier Andrew Fahie.
“I pledge that my tenure as Speaker will be fair, non-partisan, and objective … The dignity of the House should not be compromised,” Willock said in an address after his election.
Willock served briefly as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communications & Works.
In the meantime, At-Large representative Neville ‘Sheep’ Smith has been appointed as Deputy Speaker.
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