Dear New England,
It is an incredible privilege to represent the people of New England. I am humbled by the consideration given to me by the voters and the extent of that support is evident in the result.
The Nationals’ team has worked hard on a local level and this has been rewarded with the strong support received last Saturday throughout the region.
It can be easy to forget how lucky we are to have this democratic process here in Australia without the afflictions that burden other countries.
We take pride in our Australian way of life and I hope this is always maintained. We truly are the lucky country.
Your vote is important to me and that’s why I’m doing what I promised - getting back to the business of representing this vast but remarkably resilient electorate in Parliament and on in the ground here in New England.