Jerome Laxale, 27 ans, was the Mayor of Ryde and had serve as a councillor with a record of achievement, found it as an absolute honor to be part of the Albanese Labor Government. The Labor Party has claimed the Liberal stronghold seat of Bennelong in Sydney’s north shore for only the second time in more than 70 years. The seat, which was once held by former prime minister John Howard, will now go to Labor’s Jerome Laxale after a significant swing.
Jerome Father is of Mauritian origin and was a member of the MMM before moving to Australian
In fact, there has been a lot of discussion about his dual nationality. Clr Laxale also clarified the issue of the potential hurdle his dual French citizenship had on his candidacy. In November 2017, Mr Alexander resigned as Member for Bennelong before successfully re-contesting the seat at a byelection, after discovering he was a dual British citizen and was ineligible to sit in Parliament.
“Like many people in this electorate, I held dual nationality,” Clr Laxale said. “So, when Albo rang, I needed to go through a process to get rid of those dual nationalities.
“The story that I’ve got is very similar to the stories of many people in this electorate. My parents were both born overseas, they moved to Australia as a land of hope and opportunity. “They worked hard, sent me to school and university. This is the story of Bennelong. That came with it, that second passport, which I’ve now thankfully extinguished, enabling (me) to announce here today. That’s why I’ve left it a little bit late.”
Clr Laxale’s mother, Roselyne, was born in Reunion Island, a French state. Her husband Alain was born in Mauritius, which has French heritage. Clr Laxale was born in Australia and remains fluent in French which he learned before English.
From housing commission to the lodge, this is the incredible promise of Australia. It is the reason my parents and so many others left their home to come here. We are truly a land of hope and opportunity.