Flynn moves further to the right

An online survey has found Flynn to be more right-wing than ever


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Zac Beers is facing a tough battle to reclaim Flynn for the ALP with voters tending to support the conservative side of politics.

Zac Beers is facing a tough battle to reclaim Flynn for the ALP with voters tending to support the conservative side of politics.

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Voters in the federal electorate of Flynn who have been quizzed online are leaning more to the right than ever before.

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IT will not please Labor's Zac Beers to learn the electorate of Flynn, a seat he is chasing at the May 18 election, is one of the most conservative in the nation.

Rated Australia's third most right-wing electorate in 2016, Flynn has moved up a notch based on reviews of the ABC Vote Compass survey. The ABC survey asks 30 questions to identify whether voters sit to the right or left on various matters such as live exports, Newstart, climate change, immigration and renewable energy.

Flynn trails only Maranoa as Australia's most right-wing seat and way ahead of nearby Capricornia (eighth).

Attempts to contact Mr Beers for comment were unsuccessful.

Mr Beers is asking his supporters to give their first preference to independent Duncan Scott with Nathan Harris (United Australia Party) next, just ahead of Jaiben Baker (The Greens), Murray Peterson (Independent), Ken O'Dowd (LNP), Sharon Lohse (Pauline Hanson's One Nation) and Marcus Hiesler (Fraser Anning's Conservative National Party).

Mr O'Dowd, who first won the seat from Labor's Chris Trevor in 2010, is giving his first preference to the UAP with One Nation next and followed by the two independents, Labor, The Greens and Fraser Anning.

Candidate Marcus Hiesler will preference the LNP over One Nation, the independents, UAP, Labor and The Greens.

Mr Hiesler said he had received "good, consistent" feedback during pre-polling though some voters were distracted by what he labelled sideline episodes.

"All one woman could talk about was the time Fraser Anning had an egg thrown at him. You have to remember Fraser Anning was not the offender," he said.

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