SHARMAN Stone has had a clear victory in the seat of Murray.
The Liberal member has held the seat since 1996.
While there are still six booths to count, Dr Stone has increased her two-candidate preferred vote.
She took aim at the apparent failures of the Labor government and said she wanted to “give hope back to future Australians”.
“We were particularly hard hit by the Labor party which drove us out of business in terms of manufacturing competitiveness,” she said.
“We lost so many jobs from the dairy industry through to the fruit industry.
“The biggest export from rural Australia was jobs to other countries without a carbon tax.
“We’ve got to get stuck into taking all those costs out of doing business.”
She said she would address concern in her electorate over the Murray Darling Basin Plan and the closure of shops.
She said also wanted to make aged care more affordable.
In other results, Nationals member Andrew Broad will win Mallee and the seat of McEwen is too close to call.
Labor candidate Rob Mitchell has had a swing against him of nine per cent with Liberal candidate Donna Petrovich 73 votes behind Mr Mitchell.