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November 4, 2010

X Factor contestant Sally Chatfield’s new found fame has spread to the halls of Parliament House in Canberra.

Local MP and Lakes Entrance resident Darren Chester has thrown his full support behind Sally during a speech in Federal Parliament.

Mr Chester spoke of Sally’s efforts so far in the competition and wished her well for the coming weeks.

“Sally Chatfield, a young apprentice hairdresser from Lakes Entrance, has rocketed to fame over the past two months on Channel 7’s program X Factor,” Mr Chester told Parliament.

“It is no surprise to the people of Lakes Entrance…Sally has been appearing since she was seven years old at our Carols by Candlelight and at our New Year’s Eve fireworks displays.

“Naturally, the people of Lakes Entrance are getting behind Sally, and I am encouraging them to do so.

“Sally has an extraordinary voice, and she is also an extraordinary young lady in her own right…who has been recognised in the past in our own township as the ‘Young Citizen of the Year’ at the Australia Day ceremony.

“I believe Sally is a real inspiration to other young people in regional communities. She has demonstrated that no matter where you have come from—whatever your background is and whatever battles you might have had in life—it is possible to go on and pursue your dreams.

“Sally has aimed high and is continuing to chase her dream. I wish her every success in the remainder of the competition.”

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