New Senator Dr Andre Haughton to speak for the 'voiceless'
Newly-appointed Opposition Senator Dr Andre Haughton has promised to be a voice for residents of inner-city communities.
Haughton was this morning sworn in as a senator replacing Noel Sloley, who has resigned.
Haughton has thanked Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips for the appointment and has promised to give his best in service to the nation.
A product of the tough St James community of Mount Salem, Haughton took his place in the Upper House to loud applause from Senators on both sides as he rose to make his first presentation.
"This is signalling to young people, my friends in the arcade who sell clothes, to the people who clean the streets, to the people in Mount Salem who kick football and box ball, they now have a voice, they now have a presence," he said.
"I will do my best to serve the country as best as I can and do my best to contribute to the discussions in the Senate in an informed manner," Haughton promised.