Scott Morrison hosts final party at Kirribilli House after Liberals defeat in election

Scott Morrison cracked a whip as his wife Jenny brought in a tray of margaritas as the couple held a final party at the Prime Minister’s residence.

Scott Morrison was filmed cracking a whip as his wife Jenny brought a tray of margaritas to a final party at Kirribilli House after the Liberal defeat.

In footage obtained by 9News, the outgoing Prime Minister was seen hosting a party on the veranda of his official residence overlooking Sydney Harbour.

Kirribilli House is a second home to the Prime Minister of Australia, with the official residence being located at The Lodge in Canberra.

Journalist Mark Burrows said the event was “a chance for the Morrisons to say thank you to their staff and their families”.

During the afternoon, Mr Morrison was seen drinking a beer, while his wife Jenny bought a platter of margaritas.

Notably, margaritas also featured in a pre-election segment Mr and Mrs Morrison filmed with 60 minutes inside their house. During the program, the Morrisons shared margaritas, curry and a tangy rendition of Dragon’s Sunny April in Cuba (with ukulele accompaniment by the PM) with journalist Karl Stefanovic.

On what will be their last day at the Australian Prime Minister’s residence, the couple shared an intimate kiss on Sunday while gazing at the view from the house.

Family whippings enlivened the proceedings, with nearly the entire Morrison clan showing off their skills, including Mr Morrison, his wife and their daughter Abbey.

On Saturday night, Mr Morrison conceded defeat in the federal election and announced he would step down from the Liberal leadership.

However, he said he planned to remain MP for Cook for the time being, which drew criticism from others.

“To my colleagues tonight, who have had to deal with very difficult news and who have lost their seats tonight, as leader I take responsibility for the wins and the losses,” Mr Morrison told Saturday at his supporters.

“That’s the burden and that’s the responsibility of leadership.

“As a result, I will hand over leadership at the next village hall meeting to ensure the party can move forward under new leadership, which is the appropriate thing to do.”

On Sunday, Labor cemented its lead, securing 76 seats, enough to form a majority government. The results in five seats remain uncertain.

Labor leader Anthony Albanese, who will be sworn in as Prime Minister on Monday, was pictured enjoying coffee with his dog Toto after winning, meeting Sally Sitou, who won the Reid for Labor seat, on Sunday.

Mr Albanese will have a busy start to his term, traveling to Tokyo in Japan on Monday to represent Australia at the second in-person Quad Leaders Summit, to be held on Tuesday May 24.

“This will be my first international trip as Prime Minister and I am honored to represent Australia at this important forum,” Mr Albanese said in a statement.

He said the Quad Leaders’ Summit would bring together leaders from Australia, Japan, India and the United States of America, advocating for a free, open and resilient Indo-Pacific, with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at its center.

“Under my government, Australia will continue to work through the Quad to deliver positive and practical initiatives in our region, including on health, safety and climate change,” Mr Albanese said.

“During my visit, I will also meet bilaterally with my counterparts Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss ways to promote and protect our common interests.”

Mr Albanese said he would be joined by Foreign Secretary Penny Wong.

They will return to Australia on Wednesday May 25.

“I look forward to implementing our commitments to the Australian people,” he said.

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