01/08/2016 07:47 EST | Updated 01/08/2017 00:12 EST

Alberta MLA Deborah Drever expected to return to NDP government caucus

EDMONTON — It appears 232 days of exile are over for a Calgary member of the legislature who won a seat for the NDP in the party's election victory last spring.

Deborah Drever is holding a news conference in Calgary this afternoon with government house Leader Brian Mason.

Drever, who is 27, was elected May 5 as the NDP MLA for Calgary-Bow.

She was turfed from the caucus two weeks later after embarrassing images and quotes, including what appeared to be homophobic slurs, appeared online.

Drever has since sat as an Independent and has worked to redeem herself.

In the last legislature session, she successfully shepherded through a private member's bill to help spouses break rental leases if they need to flee domestic violence.

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