Video alert: candidates have 60 seconds to convince you

THE Observer has caught up with candidates vying for the marginal seat of Flynn, giving them 60 seconds to tell people why they deserve your vote.

Nine candidates are in the running for the seat, which is held by the LNP's Ken O'Dowd. He won the seat in 2010 with 53.58% of the vote (a +5.82 swing), defeating current ALP candidate Chris Trevor 46.42%.

The story will be updated with other candidate videos if they become available.

Let us know what you think about their messages in our comment section, and take our poll at the end of the story.

Here's what they had to say (alphabetically in order of party name): 

Chris Trevor, Australian Labor Party:

Flynn candidate Chris Trevor: ALP candidate for Flynn, Chris Trevor faces the one-minute Pollie Ticker.
Flynn candidate Chris Trevor: ALP candidate for Flynn, Chris Trevor faces the one-minute Pollie Ticker.

Duncan Scott, Independent:

Flynn candidate Duncan Scott : Independent candidate for Flynn, Duncan Scott faces the one-minute Pollie Ticker.
Flynn candidate Duncan Scott : Independent candidate for Flynn, Duncan Scott faces the one-minute Pollie Ticker.

Craig Tomsett, Independent:

Flynn candidate Craig Tomsett: Independent candidate for Flynn, Craig Tomsett faces the one-minute Pollie-Ticker.
Flynn candidate Craig Tomsett: Independent candidate for Flynn, Craig Tomsett faces the one-minute Pollie-Ticker.

 Richard Love, Katter's Australian Party:

Flynn candidate Richard Love: KAP candidate for Flynn, Richard Love faces the one-minute Pollie Ticker.
Flynn candidate Richard Love: KAP candidate for Flynn, Richard Love faces the one-minute Pollie Ticker.

Ken O'Dowd, Liberal National Party:

Flynn candidate Ken O'Dowd: Incumbent Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd of the LNP faces the one-minute Pollie Ticker.
Flynn candidate Ken O'Dowd: Incumbent Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd of the LNP faces the one-minute Pollie Ticker.

Steve Ensby, Palmer United Party:

Flynn candidate Steve Ensby: PUP candidate for Flynn, Steve Ensby faces the one-minute Pollie Ticker.
Flynn candidate Steve Ensby: PUP candidate for Flynn, Steve Ensby faces the one-minute Pollie Ticker.

 

Who do you plan to vote for in Flynn?

This poll ended on 07 September 2013.

Current Results

Ken O'Dowd, LNP

42%

Chris Trevor, ALP

38%

Steve Ensby, PUP

3%

Richard Love, KAP

5%

Duncan Scott, IND

1%

Craig Tomsett, IND

4%

Kingsley Dickins, Rise Up Australia

0%

Serena Thompson, Greens

2%

Renae Moldre, Family First

1%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.