An emotional David Littleproud says it’s the “proudest day” of his professional life after defeating Barnaby Joyce to become Nationals leader.
Mr. Littleproud came to leadership after being a deputy under Mr. Joyce and former chief Michael McCormack for more than two years.
It took over two hours for a winner to be declared despite the small party room of 22 people.
“I’m all about the National Party,” he said on Monday.
“Leading a party, that of the last 40 years, in which I believe nothing else.
“It was the National Party that guided me…to who I am and what I am.
“The National Party today begins its journey to 2025 with a dynamic team ready to articulate the policies that matter to regional and rural Australia.”