Ken O’Dowd, since 2010.
Central Queensland. Flynn covers Gladstone and comes close to covering the regional centres of Bundaberg and Rockhampton. It also covers the inland local government areas of Banana, Central Highlands and North Burnett, as well as parts of South Burnett.
Flynn was created for the 2007 election as a notionally National seat, taking parts of Maranoa, Capricornia and Hinkler. Capricornia has almost always been held by the ALP in recent decades, although the Nationals gained it for one term after both the 1975 and 1996 landslides. Maranoa has been held by the Nationals since the Second World War, while Hinkler’s shorter history has been dominated by the Nationals, except for two terms of the ALP holding the seat.
The 2007 redistribution saw Flynn created with a 7.7% margin for the Nationals, but a massive swing to the ALP saw the seat won by Chris Trevor by a slim margin.
In 2010, a 5.8% swing to the LNP saw Ken O’Dowd defeat Trevor. O’Dowd was re-elected in 2013 and 2016.
Flynn is an extremely marginal seat and Labor will be hopeful of taking this seat. One Nation polled strongly in Flynn in 2016, and would also be hopeful of increasing support and breaking through into the top two.
|Ken O’Dowd||Liberal National||32,293||37.1||-9.0|
|Phil Baker||One Nation||14,948||17.2||+17.2|
|Richard Love||Katter’s Australian Party||2,948||3.4||-0.8|
|Heather Barnett||Family First||2,173||2.5||+1.0|
|Nathan Joel David Fletcher||Independent||1,927||2.2||+2.2|
|Jordan Ryan Puku||Independent||483||0.6||+0.6|
2016 two-party-preferred result
|Ken O’Dowd||Liberal National||44,480||51.0||-5.5|
Booths have been divided into six areas, along local government boundaries. Polling places in North Burnett and South Burnett council areas have been grouped together as ‘Burnett’. Polling places in the other five local government areas have been broken down by council area.
The Liberal National Party won a majority of the two-party-preferred vot ein four out of six areas, with a vote ranging from 54.8% in Bundaberg to 66.3% in Burnett. Labor won 56.7% in Rockhampton and 61.4% in Gladstone.
One Nation polled strongly in Flynn, with a vote ranging from 14.7% in Gladstone to 22.6% in Bundaberg.
|Voter group||ON prim %||LNP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Flynn at the 2016 federal election
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