Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Life Won't Be Easy for NSW Coalition MPs

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Life Won't Be Easy for NSW Coalition MPs

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Byline: Alex Easton and ellisha.puglia@tweednews.com.au

IF ever in political life there was a time to break out the tequila and burst into song you'd think it would be at the end of 16 years stuck in the wrong side of the Parliament.

But while supporters at the election night parties for Lismore MP Thomas George and Ballina MP Don Page were undeniably happy, there was something sombre about the mood as they watched booth after booth and seat after seat fall to the Coalition, aware that all the prob- lems of the deposed Ken- eally Labor Government were now theirs.

Mr George said he was delighted his party was in power and full of praise for Liberal leader Barry O'Farrell, but concerned at the enormity of the job.

aDeb and I are really humbled by the win,a Mr George said.

aWe realise there is a lot of work to be done.

aSome people say it's easier to be in government, but I'm worried it will be harder because there's going to be a lot of expectation and we're going to have to deliver. …

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