Labor candidate Chris Trevor.
Labor candidate Chris Trevor. Tom Huntley

LNP failed Flynn, says Labor candidate after Albanese visit

LABOR candidate Chris Trevor has taken a swipe at his opposition for failing to secure funding for local projects.

The criticism comes a week after Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese visited Gladstone with the announcement of $10million funding for the $35million Kin Kora roundabout upgrade.

But LNP member Ken O'Dowd hit back, saying he had hosted 15 shadow ministerial visits to the region in the last 12 months alone, including the recent visit from Tony Abbott who committed $6.7billion to fix the Bruce Highway.

Mr Trevor said the LNP was ignoring Flynn.

"The people in this electorate need the sitting member to stand up for the needs of this electorate," he said.

Mr O'Dowd said his party's policy would restore strength and confidence in the Gladstone region.

"I will make announcements regarding sensible, costed and grassroots commitments closer to the election ," he said.

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Candidates for Flynn

  •  Ken O'Dowd, Liberal National Party
  • Chris Trevor, Australian Labor Party
  • Steve Ensby, Palmer United Party
  • Duncan Scott, Independent
  • Richard Love, Katter's Australian Party

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