David Cameron has spoken to and congratulated the new Australian Prime Minister elect, Tony Abbott, Downing Street has said.
The Prime Minister offered his warmest congratulations to Prime Minister-elect Abbott and spoke of the very strong links between the two countries.
Prime Minister-elect Abbott agreed and stressed his full support for the United Kingdom, saying that he very much looked forward the closest possible cooperation during his time in office.
The call lasted a few minutes and both leaders agreed to talk in more detail about policy issues once the initial excitement of winning the election had subsided.
Tony Abbott is looking forward to forming a "trustworthy" government after his Liberal-National coalition won Australia's election.
It looks like British-born opposition leader Tony Abbott has overtaken PM Kevin Rudd in the polls with the election just two days away.