Dr Kerryn Phelps, the Independent who won a by-election in the inner-Sydney seat of Wentworth after Malcolm Turnbull was ousted as Prime Minister, has conceded defeat.
Dr Phelps thanked her staff and volunteers during a media conference in Steyne Park, Double Bay.
Saturday’s Federal Election saw the seat return to the Liberals, with Dave Sharma to be the electorate’s new MP.
Congratulations @DaveSharma on winning Wentworth – the best part of the best country in the world! Good luck in the years ahead. And thank you @drkerrynphelps for the great courage and character you showed as our MP.
— Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm) May 20, 2019
Dr Phelps urged the now majority Morrison Government, to address the issues of climate change, plastics pollution and ABC funding – and to establish a federal anti-corruption commission. – Video by Pnina Hagege