Call to reveal the seat numbers of Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott takes questions

The president of the National Liberal Party, Nick Greiner, says there is no reason why Tony Abbott's preselection numbers will not be revealed even though they are currently secret.

"I can not see in particular why they should not announce the result in any pre-selection," he told ABC TV on Sunday night.

Greiner said the party had announced the result in Wentworth, in the former seat of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the same should apply to the Warringah electorate in Sydney.

Mr. Abbott reportedly faced a heated pre-election meeting on Friday.

"Clearly there are very strong and different views about Tony: his views, the way he has behaved since being defeated by Mr. Turnbull," Greiner said.

However, Greiner admitted that technically it was a matter for the liberals of New South Wales.

The president of the federal union, Wayne Swan, said there were also concerns in the last federal elections about whether Abbott could retain the seat.

"I'm sure there are liberals on the ground who are worried … about their behavior, and … about whether they can keep the seat," he told ABC TV.