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Christopher Luxon has formally been elected National Party leader and Nicola Willis elected as deputy.
His election was confirmed in a statement at 3.30pm. "It is a tremendous privilege to lead our great party, and I thank my colleagues for the confidence they have placed in me," Luxon said.
He said Willis would "do an incredible job and we will be a formidable team".
Barry Soper joined Simon Barnett and James Daniels to confirm the news.