On behalf of the National Party I send my heartfelt congratulations across the Tasman to Prime Minister Scott Morrison after his election victory last night, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says.
“Prime Minister Morrison and the Liberal Party have shown that great campaigns, policies and people matter.
“This is a great victory for quiet Australians, they have been rewarded for their faith and positivity.
“Australia is our closest friend and our countries coordinate on trade, economic matters and defence and security.
“We have a close bond with many historical, cultural and sporting connections. Whether it be ANZAC Day or the Bledisloe Cup.
“When I met Scott and his wife Jen, I was struck by how familiar they were with New Zealand, and knew they were strong friends of ours.
“My best wishes to Prime Minister Morrison and the Australian Government, I look forward to the continued growth of our countries’ relationship and am excited to work with you in the future.”