Tony Abbott haters are celebrating because the former prime minister has lost his bid to be re-elected as the member for Warringah, to independent candidate Zali Steggall.
Abbott was prime minister from 2013 to 2015. He led the Coalition to victory against Kevin Rudd's Labor government, after serving as opposition leader for four years.
In Sept. 2015 he was unseated from the prime ministership by party colleague Malcolm Turnbull.
"I always knew it was going to be tough here in Warringah. And I can’t say that it doesn’t hurt to lose," Abbott told a crowd of supporters gathered on Saturday evening at Manly Leagues Club.
"But I decided back then in October of last year that if I had to lose, so be it. I’d rather be a loser than a quitter."