Melbourne MP Proposes to Partner During His First Speech in Parliament
A state lawmaker in Melbourne, Victoria, used his first speech to parliament on Tuesday, March 7, to propose to his partner.
Labor MP for Preston and Reservoir Nathan Lambert finished his maiden speech by popping the question.
“I think we should get married,” Lambert said to his partner Noah Erlich, causing both sides of the chamber to erupt into cheers and applause.
“I will not bring a ring out now because I am not allowed to have any props, but it is securely stored at the moment, and I am planning in fact to bring it out very romantically tonight in the roughly 10 minutes between the kids falling asleep and us collapsing in exhaustion,” Lambert said. Credit: Parliament of Victoria via Storyful
NATHAN LAMBERT: So I have three things to say to Noah. The first is I love you. The second is a fun fact, which last year, Noah was in the top 1% of Wiggles listeners on Spotify. And anyone who knows that word would know what an extraordinary achievement that is. That is literally thousands of hours. And I hope, Zoe is grateful.
And finally, I want to say to Noah, I think we should get married. I won't bring a ring out now, because I'm not allowed to have any props. But it's securely, securely stored at the moment. And I am planning, in fact, to bring it out very romantically tonight in the roughly 10 minutes between the kids falling asleep and us collapsing in exhaustion.
Speaker, I thank you for the opportunity to speak a little bit today about myself and my family. But I'd like to conclude by saying this will be the last time. From here on in, it will be about the people of Preston and Reservoir. And for as long as they want a local hardworking Labor member, who listens and follows things up, they will have one. Thank you.