NATIONALS Member-elect for Lyne, David Gillespie has thanked the Lyne community for their overwhelming support at Saturday's election.
"I would like to thank each and every person who put their faith in me to be their next federal member of Parliament," Mr Gillespie said.
"This is a truly great honour that I will never take for granted and I will work tirelessly each and every day to achieve results for the Lyne electorate."
"I'd also like to thank everyone who has helped me, whether by helping on a booth, volunteering in my office or providing me with valuable advice. This has been a team effort and I couldn't have done it without you all."
"This election is a turning point for Australia and the Mid North Coast. We've got a new government and I will be a strong and effective voice in that government."
"I'm fully aware of the big task that lays ahead for me over the coming years. I will be hitting the ground running, forming a team and working tirelessly for the people of Lyne every single day between now and the next election."
"I spent over a year campaigning for this federal election and I doorknocked literally thousands of houses, listening to residents and hearing what they wanted from a new federal member and a new federal government."
"My promise to the people of Lyne is that my door will always be open if you have a problem or an issue that you need assistance with.
"I will work for residents by working with them, which is something that has been sorely lacking over the past five years," Mr Gillespie said.