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Team player: Anthony Richardson, a government senator, is sworn in as Junior Minister of Home Affairs and the Cabinet Office by David Burt, the Premier (Photograph supplied)

Anthony Richardson, a Progressive Labour Party senator, has been sworn in as the Junior Minister for Home Affairs and the Cabinet Office.

The ceremony was held at Government House on Friday, according to a statement issued on Tuesday.

Mr Richardson, who ran for the PLP in the 2017 General Election as a candidate for Hamilton South, has served in the Senate since September 2017.

He has more than 28 years’ experience as a chartered accountant holding positions including Accountant-General of Bermuda, chairman of the Bermuda Hospitals Board, chief executive of the Bermuda Health Council and chief financial officer of the Bermuda Land Development Company.

David Burt, the Premier, said he was “extremely pleased” to welcome Mr Richardson to this role.

He added: “I thank the junior minister for stepping forward to serve our country.

“In this new role, he will continue to make a real difference to the development and growth of Bermuda, for all Bermudians.”

Alison Crocket, the Deputy Governor, presides over the swearing-in of Anthony Richardson, a government senator now Junior Minister of Home Affairs and the Cabinet Office (Photograph supplied)