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Lawyer Jonathan Attard will be taking his oath of office as an MP later today after the Parliamentary Group and the National Executive of the Labour Party agreed unanimously to his co-option in Parliament.
This follows the resignation of Dr Manuel Mallia, who has been appointed Malta High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
The Labour Party pointed out in a statement that Jonathan Attard has been practising as a lawyer since 2015 and besides being a law graduate, he also graduated in Communications and Social Studies. In recent years he was entrusted with work on various legislative and constitutional reforms. He is also experienced in journalism and had been involved in trade unionism with the General Workers’ Union.
The Labour Party thanked Dr Manuel Mallia for his involvement in Maltese politics and wished him well in his new duties on behalf of Malta.