Labor lost, but you would never have guessed it from the body language. And at the Liberal party, Malcolm Turnbull was giddy with relief

It was possibly the happiest concession speech ever delivered.

As Kristina Keneally stood triumphantly hands aloft with opposition leader Bill Shorten in a sea of red T-shirt-wearing volunteers at the Ryde Club, there was a sense of jubilation and a tantalising hint that Keneally was auditioning for something greater.

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