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Patten mulls Vic govt job as defeat looms

Fiona Patten continues to wait for results as her spot in Victoria's Upper House remains uncertain. (AAP)

Victorian MP Fiona Patten continues to wait for election results, saying she would consider working for the government after the premier threw out a lifeline.

While Victorian Labor's election victory has been decisive, Upper House MP Fiona Patten continues to anxiously wait for results as preference deals threaten her re-election.

The Reason Party leader, who could lose her spot to micro-parties who traded preferences, says she would consider a job offer from Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews after he told ABC radio the government might be able to find a role for her.

"I'll certainly consider it. I'll certainly be considering any role. I've obviously got a mortgage to pay," Ms Patten told Fairfax Media on Monday.

The MP told Fairfax she wanted to continue as Reason Party leader, but was interested in working with the government.

Ms Patten, whose party was originally the Australian Sex Party, has complained to the Victorian Electoral Commission about preference broker Glenn Druery - who has links to Senator Derryn Hinch - with claims he was demanding thousands of dollars for preference deals.

The claims are being investigated by police.

If re-elected, Ms Patten has voted to initiate reform of the state's preferences system.

Shadow attorney-general and potential Liberal leader John Pesutto has also been waiting for results, as the seat of Hawthorn remain's on a knife's edge.

The Greens had sought the balance of power but won't even retain what they had, appearing set to lose Northcote. They won the seat just a year ago with Victoria's first Aboriginal woman MP, Lidia Thorpe.

It also remains unclear whom Mr Andrews will face when parliament resumes before Christmas.

After a thumping in the election, the Liberals have gone to ground with speculation rife over whether Matthew Guy will be leader by the end of the week.

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