Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has been appointed to the role of Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier.

Ms Cooke, who was re-elected to her seat with the third-largest majority in NSW, was offered the role as the NSW Nationals and Liberals prepare for the next four years in Government.

“It’s a huge honour to be offered this role and I am absolutely delighted to accept it,” Ms Cooke said.

“The Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, has achieved a fantastic result at the General Election and has assembled a team with great experience and ability to contribute to the NSW Government.

“That he considered me to be a part of that team is humbling and completely unexpected, and I am deeply honoured to accept,” Ms Cooke said.

“I am really looking forward to the new challenges which this role will present, but I want to point out that my absolute priority will remain the Cootamundra electorate.

“I look forward to supporting the Deputy Premier in his work over this next term in Government and making sure that both the Cootamundra electorate and the state of NSW benefit from a strong, efficient and visionary NSW Nationals and Liberals Coalition.”