18 Oct 2020

National suffer worst defeat in 18 years

From Morning Report, 8:33 am on 18 October 2020

From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows - National suffered its worst defeat in almost two decades last night. The party secured just 26.8 percent of the vote - well below the low 30s that National had been polling in the past few weeks - giving them just 35 seats in Parliament before special votes are counted. At National HQ in Auckland last night, leader Judith Collins saluted the success of her Labour Party counterpart Jacinda Ardern, and warned her party would come back stronger in three years time. Gerry Brownlee ran the National Party campaign and speaks to Susie Ferguson.