Ken O'Dowd is the new member for Flynn
Ken O'Dowd is the new member for Flynn CHRIS ISON

Ken O'Dowd wins Flynn

NATIONAL Party's Ken O'Dowd has been declared winner of Federal Flynn electorate, not even two hours after polls closed.

The result was declared at about 7.30pm with Mr O'Dowd receiving 46.47 per cent of the first preference vote, a 1.39 per cent swing against former member, Labor Party's Chris Trevor, who received 40.97 per cent.

In the projected two candidate preferred tally, Mr O'Dowd received 54.21 per cent of the vote compared to Mr Trevor's 45.79 per cent - a 6.45 per cent swing.

At close of polling last night the two party preferred gap had closed (O'Dowd 51.52% to Trevor 48.48%) to a be 3.76% swing based on 71.6% of votes counted.

The seat was declared after only 63.89 per cent of the first preference votes were counted and 90 out of 107 polling places.

"Chris Trevor brought in every Tom, Dick and Harry to the Flynn electorate during the campaign to try and secure votes, making promises that are still questionable as to their affordability and it seems it hasn't made a difference," Mr O'Dowd said last night.

"I pay credit to Chris on behalf of the people of Flynn because he's done a good job for the people, he just works for the wrong party."

He said he believed people feared loss of jobs from Labor's proposed Mining Resource Rent Tax, which was the key factor in the votes going to him and the Liberal National Party.



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