Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan and PM Julia Gillard will lead a minority Federal Government, the first since 1940.
Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan and PM Julia Gillard will lead a minority Federal Government, the first since 1940.

Trevor concedes defeat in Flynn

FLYNN electorate will still benefit from the Labor Party’s narrow win of the Federal Government, promises undeclared outgoing Labor Member Chris Trevor.

The Independents keeping the nation on a knife edge yesterday declared which party they would back in the House of Representatives, with the outcome leaving the Labor Party just able to form government.

After receiving the news his party would form government, Mr Trevor told The Observer the promises made during the five-week election campaign would still hold true.

“I will make sure that we now see delivery of the Calliope crossroads overpass, the port access road extension and the Gary Larson Oval upgrade,” he said.

Mr Trevor last week said he would not concede defeat until the Australian Electoral Commission confirmed that everything in the counting sites had been handled appropriately. However, in a statement issued to The Observer yesterday, he said “Today I concede the seat of Flynn to (Liberal National Party endorsed candidate) Ken (O’Dowd) and wish him all the best.”

Mr O’Dowd said he was shocked at the Federal outcome and he was concerned because the result has been a three-party coalition of the Greens, Labor and Independents.

“It will test my negotiating skills out with the new three-party government,” he said.

An AEC spokeswoman told The Observer the seat of Flynn would not be declared until Monday.



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