Saturday 21 May 2022 01:37 PM Sombre Josh Frydenberg admits he may LOSE his Kooyong seat trends now
A sombre Josh Frydenberg has virtually conceded his seat of Kooyong, stating he is looking forward to spending more time with his family in the immediate future.
The Treasurer, 50, has been the MP for Melbourne's inner-east since 2010, but is likely to be replaced by independent candidate Monique Ryan.
In emotional scenes just after 10pm on Saturday night, Frydenberg thanked his wife, two children, the Liberal Party and his supporters.
His expected booting from parliament also deprives the Liberals of a man who has been widely tipped to be a future leader.
A sombre Josh Frydenberg has all but conceded his seat of Kooyong, stating he is looking forward to spending more time with his family in the immediate future
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg enjoys a sausage with son Blake after voting on Saturday
In a possible sign of election day nerves, Frydenberg devoured five sausages at voting booths in his electorate before midday on Saturday.
Frydenberg was spotted tucking into multiple offerings from the BBQ as early as 8am on Saturday, making his way to suburbs such as Kew, Surrey Hills and Balwyn to chat to voters.
He was out and about soon after polling booths opened at 8am, hammering home his message to 'keep Josh'.
Frydenberg has represented Kooyong since the 2010 election.
After tucking into his fifth snag, he told reporters before midday there was a 'good mood coming from the booths' and he was quietly confident he would retain his status as the member for Kooyong.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg running