FREDERICTON, N.B. – Ted Flemming is officially an MLA.

The conservative was sworn as the MLA for Rothesay at 3 p.m. in Fredericton.

Flemming won the June by-election by nearly 300 votes.

He will replace Margaret Ann Blaney, who resigned in May.

Flemming is staying true to his family’s political roots: his grandfather and great-grandfather were both New Brunswick premiers.