"On Saturday night Janelle Saffin made history as the first female elected to represent the electorate of Page.
So I asked her about being a woman in the male-dominated world of politics.
"A lot of people were very warm about it," she said. "There was just one man, at one market, who said 'I never thought I would see the day a woman would go for Parliament'. There were two young men there and they both jumped in and said: 'Isn't it wonderful. It's about time'."
In Grafton she said people would sing out to her in the street: Go Girl!
"I'm 53," she said. "Go Girl is pretty cool. It could have been Go Grandma. I think maybe it says something about my energy too. You need it for this job."
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