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.
- Craig Tomsett (Independent)
- Ken O’Dowd (Liberal National)
- Duncan Scott (Independent)
- Kingsley Dickins (Rise Up Australia)
- Serena Thompson (Greens)
- Renae Moldre (Family First)
- Steve Ensby (Palmer United Party)
- Richard Love (Katter’s Australian Party)
- Chris Trevor (Labor)
Flynn is a marginal seat, but in current circumstances the LNP should easily retain the seat at this election.
2010 two-candidate-preferred result
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 LNP won a majority in five of six areas, from 50.4% in Rockhampton to 68.5% in Burnett. The ALP won a 58.3% majority in Gladstone, which makes up a large proportion of the vote in Flynn.
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