Rowan Ramsey reelected in Grey

VICTORY: Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey casts his vote at Peterborough at the weekend.
VICTORY: Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey casts his vote at Peterborough at the weekend.

Sitting Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey, secured an emphatic victory after receiving strong support in his electorate and the Coalition looking set to form majority government.

As counting progressed on Saturday night, the results coming in from polling booths across the state's largest electorate strongly favoured Mr Ramsey. Mr Ramsey looks set to be able to claim victory on first preferences alone.

Whyalla's polling booths were the exception to the electorate-wide strong showing for Ramsey, with Labor's Karin Bolton claiming almost 41 per cent of the first preference votes in the steel city to the Liberal Party's almost 32 per cent.

Labor managed to command leads at all booths, including pre-poll, with the exception of the Whyalla Central East polling booth at Whyalla Town Primary School.

Mr Ramsey said he was extremely pleased that the Morrison government had been voted in for another term and thanked those who voted for him.

"I would also like to thank all our loyal supporters who helped get the electoral message out there. It's a massive seat requiring a massive effort," he said.

"I also thank and congratulate the other candidates. It takes courage to put your name forward and then commit to a campaign involving such a large part of the state.

Labor's Karin Bolton casts her vote in Whyalla at the weekend. Bolton had strong support in the city, with the Labor Party commanding a lead at six out of seven polling centres.

Labor's Karin Bolton casts her vote in Whyalla at the weekend. Bolton had strong support in the city, with the Labor Party commanding a lead at six out of seven polling centres.

"I compliment them on the civilised way the campaign was conducted."

Mr Ramsey said the strong vote nationally showed a personal endorsement for Scott Morrison.

"Certainly the message I was getting as I travelled the electorate was that people liked his down to earth and honest, practical approach," he said.

Leading up to the election, Mr Ramsey announced a number of electoral commitments, including the start of construction of dual lanes for the Augusta Highway and replacement of the Dog Fence.

He said he would ensure those projects get through their planning stages as quickly as possible and get started.

"It will be an exciting time," he said.

"I have many more projects I want to see move forward like sealing the Strez [Strzelecki Track] and attracting more industry and businesses to Grey to grow jobs."