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    26   ELECTION OF DEPUTY SPEAKER

Mr S. P. Jones moved—That Mr Georganas be elected Deputy Speaker of this House, which motion was seconded by Ms Rishworth.

Mr Pyne moved—That Mr Scott be elected Deputy Speaker of this House, which motion was seconded by Mr Windsor.

There being no further proposal—

The House proceeded to ballot and the ballot being concluded, the Speaker reported the result, as follows:

Mr Scott....................... 74 votes

Mr Georganas................ 70 votes

Mr Scott was thereupon declared elected as Deputy Speaker.

Ms Gillard (Prime Minister), Mr Abbott (Leader of the Opposition), Mr Truss (Leader of The Nationals), Mr Albanese (Leader of the House), Mr Pyne, Mr Bandt and Mr Schultz congratulated Mr Scott, who made his acknowledgment to the House.