|Dr Bruce Flegg|
|Minister for Housing and Public Works of Queensland|
3 April 2012 – 14 November 2012
|Preceded by||Karen Struthers (Housing)
Simon Finn (Government Services)
|Succeeded by||Tim Mander|
|Leader of the Queensland Liberal Party|
7 August 2006 – 4 December 2007
|Preceded by||Bob Quinn|
|Succeeded by||Mark McArdle|
|Member of the Queensland Parliament for Moggill|
7 February 2004 – 31 January 2015
|Preceded by||David Watson|
|Succeeded by||Christian Rowan|
10 March 1954 |
|Political party||Liberal National Party|
Dr Bruce Stephen Flegg (born 10 March 1954, in Sydney) is a former Australian politician. He was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly from 2004 to 2015, representing the electorate of Moggill in south-western Brisbane for the Liberal Party of Australia and its successor the Liberal National Party. He was the leader of the state Liberal Party from 2006 to 2007 and served as Minister for Housing and Public Works in the Newman government from April to November 2012.
Flegg was born in Sydney and was a general practitioner before entering politics. At the 1993 federal election he contested the seat of Dickson which was ultimately delayed to a supplementary election due to the death of a candidate, but was defeated by the Labor candidate, Michael Lavarch. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly at the 2004 state election, replacing former Liberal leader David Watson in the safe Liberal seat of Moggill. He was immediately elected deputy leader of the Liberal Party upon his election, and succeeded Bob Quinn as leader in 2006. He had only been Liberal leader for a number of days when then-Premier Peter Beattie called the 2006 state election, which the conservative parties lost decisively. He faced wide criticism in the wake of the election defeat regarding his performance during the campaign, and faced speculation of a challenge from rival Tim Nicholls. Nicholls was unable to gain sufficient support to oust Flegg in a closely divided caucus, but following ongoing tension, Flegg resigned as leader on 4 December 2007 and was succeeded by compromise candidate Mark McArdle.
Flegg was not part of the initial shadow ministry following the merger of the Liberal Party and National Party to form the Liberal National Party in 2008, but was subsequently appointed Shadow Minister for Education in 2009. He was appointed Minister for Housing and Public Works following the party's landslide victory at the 2012 state election; however, he resigned in November following a series of controversies surrounding his ministerial dealings with his lobbyist son and allegations he had moonlighted as a GP while a minister.
In October 2014, the LNP State Executive refused to support Dr Flegg's party preselection as a candidate for the January 2015 election, instead choosing to replace him with former AMA President Dr. Christian Rowan. He remained an LNP Member of Parliament until the January 2015 election when he did not re-contest his seat. Before Flegg's disendorsement, Moggill was suggested as a possible safe seat for Premier Campbell Newman to move to from his marginal seat of Ashgrove.
- "Member Biography: Bruce Flegg". Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
- "Moggill: Queensland Votes 2012". ABC.
- Atfield, Cameron. "Premier Campbell Newman rules out Moggill move after Flegg axing". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
- "Jonathon Flegg, Committed to Coogee". Jonathon Flegg. 24 March 2007.
|Party political offices|
|Leader of the Queensland Liberal Party
(as Minister for Community Services and Housing)
(as Minister for Government Services)
|Queensland Minister for Housing
and Public Works
April 2012 – November 2012
|Parliament of Queensland|
|Member for Moggill