It’s an unusual result, but it’s a legitimate one - Bill English


It's less than a week since National Party Leader Bill English officially lost the election to the Labour, Greens, NZ First coalition.

Bill English joins The AM Show to discuss what he will do now and what this means for the National Party.

“Naturally disappointed as are the almost 45 per cent of voters out there who probably assumed that the largest party would transition into government.

It’s an unusual result, but it’s a legitimate one.

“We’ll get on with the job of holding the government to account because actually a significant number of New Zealanders believe the country’s been going in the right direction, and the government’s got some big challenges trying to decide just how much change they think the result means when the largest opposition party has more votes and seats than New Zealand First and Labour put together.”

The AM Show with Duncan Garner, Amanda Gillies and Mark Richardson, weekdays 6-9am on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the ROVA app on Android and iPhone.