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Photo shows lone Frydenberg supporter standing in a 'sea of teal' as campaigning in Kooyong ramps up

Updated: Jun 7, 2022

Polling suggests independent Monique Ryan will win the formerly safe Liberal seat.

A viral photo has captured a lone Josh Frydenberg supporter standing among a 'sea of teal,' as campaigning ramps up in the Victorian seat of Kooyong just one week out from the federal election.

New polling suggests independent candidate Monique Ryan (who spoke to 6 News in February) will win the seat that was formerly considered a safe seat for the Liberals.

According to Channel 7, a new poll from YouGov projected Dr Ryan would win the seat from Treasurer Josh Frydenberg with a margin of 53% to 47% after preferences.

Mr Frydenberg today referred back to the 2019 election.

"People had written us off and the Australian people did something very different on election day," he said.

Today's viral photo - posted to Twitter by @aaronsmith333 - was taken at outside the former Junktion Hotel in Kew, where last night it was reported by The Age that artists painting a large mural of Dr Ryan had to down tools "after the building’s owner insisted he had not given his permission for the artwork."

Overnight, the mural was completely painted over.

Dr Ryan is aiming to be the first non-Liberal to hold the seat since 1945.

Kooyong was first represented by William Knox, who served as a member of the Free Trade party (later known as the Anti-Socialist Party) and then the Commonwealth Liberal Party.

Sir Robert Best then represented the seat for both the Commonwealth Liberal & Nationalist parties.

John Latham became the MP as a member of the Liberal Union, Nationalist & United Australia parties.

Kooyong was most notably represented by Sir Robert Menzies, initially as part of the United Australia Party (not linked to Clive Palmer's party) and then as a Liberal (the UAP's successor).

Opposition Leader Andrew Peacock & Petro Georgiou were also Kooyong MPs, before Frydenberg was elected in 2010.

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