Trevor has yet to make up mind
HE may have conceded the seat of Flynn but Chris Trevor isn’t sure whether politics will play a role in his future.
As Labor’s caretaker member of Flynn, Mr Trevor, in an organised press conference held in Gladstone on Wednesday, has stated he is not prepared to say at this stage whether he will recontest the seat of Flynn.
Calling the meeting for the purpose of conceding the seat of Flynn amidst a voting bungle which is now being investigated by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), Mr Trevor stated he was seeking confirmation from the AEC that everything was handled appropriately and then he would concede.
“This will be my last media conference,” Mr Trevor said.
“We fought a good fight but I am now looking towards the future and spending quality time with my wife and children.
“This election was difficult to fight with two hands tied behind my back ... the merger of the LNP (Liberal National Party) lost me the seat.
“The 60 per cent of votes I got in Gladstone didn’t flow through out west and they didn’t get the chance to know me.
“There are many challenges ahead and Gladstone will need a strong leader to get the balance right, someone who will work seven days a week non-stop, which I have done.”
Planning to head out to sea this month to serve six months as a deckhand, it is envisaged he will re-evaluate his future on his return.
Counting from the Federal election continued yesterday with the latest tally for the seat of Flynn showing the Liberal National Party’s candidate Ken O’Dowd extending his lead over Mr Trevor to 4753 votes.