NZ election 2020: Jacinda Ardern thanks New Zealand amid Labour landslide – live results

edited October 17 in UK Political Debate

New Zealand has voted in an election dominated by Covid and partial results show support collapsing for the opposition National Party. Follow results live:

“This is not an ordinary election and this has not been an ordinary time,” she says.

“Tonight’s result is strong. It is clear that Labour will lead the government for the next three years,” says Ardern.

Ardern is thanking those “who may not have supported Labour before” and promises Labour will govern for every New Zealander, which she says has never been so important.

“We are living in a polarised world... I hope in this election New Zealand has shown this is not who we are,” she says. “We are too small to lose sight of other people’s perspective.”

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