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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has filmed an “ugly” confrontation at a pre-polling booth in his marginal Melbourne seat of Kooyong involving the businessman behind the Climate 200 independent push.

The under-pressure Liberal MP watched on as millionaire investor and founder of Climate 200, Simon Holmes a Court, approached Liberal Victorian Senator Jane Hume – who the businessman is suing for defamation.

In the video, which was posted on social media by the Liberal Party, Hume can repeatedly be heard telling Holmes a Court to leave her alone, which he ignored.

The footage shows Simon Holmes a Court confronting Liberal Senator Jane Hume. (Nine)

“Just leave me alone, Simon, please leave me alone,” Hume can be heard saying.

“You are suing me for defamation Simon, I don’t want to talk to you.”

Representatives for independent candidate Monique Ryan, whom polls show has a real chance of ousting Frydenberg in Kooyong on Saturday, declined to comment on the exchange.

“We have no comment to make,” a Ryan campaign member told 9News today.

“You’re harassing us, annoying us. Please stop doing it.”

Josh Frydenberg has called the confrontation “ugly”. (Nine)

Frydenberg, meanwhile, this morning slammed the incident as “ugly”.

“It was a despicable behaviour from someone who should know better,” he said.

“Is this really what integrity looks like by the teals?”

9News has been unable to reach Holmes a Court for comment.

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