LIBERAL Peter Treloar looks certain to be returned in the seat of Flinders for his second term.
Polling places closed at 6pm on Saturday and with 72 per cent of the votes cast in Flinders counted, Mr Treloar had more than 72 per cent of the first preference vote and 79 per cent of the two-candidate preferred vote against Labor candidate Mathew Deane.
Mr Treloar said he was pleased and honoured to be re-elected as the member for Flinders.
"I thank the electorate for its continued confidence in me.
"It's my duty now to represent the people of the Eyre Peninsula in the state parliament.
"Thanks to my family, staff, supporters and all those who have given me the opportunity to serve another term as the member for Flinders."
The provisional results show a swing to Mr Treloar compared to his performance in his first state election campaign in 2010.
In 2010 Mr Treloar received 58 per cent of the first preference vote and 76.2 per cent of the two-candidate preferred vote against Labor candidate Tauto Sansbury.