ALP candidate glad good friend Rudd is back at the helm

ALP candidate for Flynn Chris Trevor is pleased his "good friend" Kevin Rudd has been re-instated as leader of the Labor Party.

Mr Trevor welcomed the news last night by giving his wife a "super duper hug".

But current LNP Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd thinks politics has taken a step back three years in time.

"It had to come to an end, it was madness," Mr O'Dowd said.

"But I'm not convinced. We are just back to where we started," he said. "I don't think Kevin Rudd has changed as a person in the last three years."

After seeking Mr Rudd's blessing before recontesting the seat of Flynn, and threatening to quit the race if the leadership issues were not sorted, Mr Trevor believes the election is now a genuine contest.

It is believed Mr Rudd will call an election in August.

Mr O'Dowd said the sooner the election was held the better.

So far Mr O'Dowd and Mr Trevor will join independent Wowan farmer Duncan Scott and Palmer United Party candidate Steve Ensby in running for the seat of Flynn.