ABC election analyst Antony Green has called the Wentworth by-election in favour of independent candidate Kerryn Phelps.
Early results published by the ABC show a swing of more than 20% against Liberal candidate Dave Sharma.
Votes are still being counted, however with over 12% of the vote reportedly processed, Sharma has only secured 36% of first preferences.
It’s a disastrous result for the Liberal Party which has held the seat since Federation.
The seat was previously held by former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who resigned from parliament in August after Scott Morrison won a Liberal Party leadership spill.
If this result remains once the count is complete, the Morrison Coalition government loses its majority in the House of Representatives.
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