It's official: Pederick wins

Back in business: Liberal Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick accepts Electoral Commission returning officer Ken Coventry's congratulations upon being officially declared the district's election winner.
Back in business: Liberal Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick accepts Electoral Commission returning officer Ken Coventry's congratulations upon being officially declared the district's election winner.

ADRIAN Pederick has been officially declared the winner of the State election in Hammond.

In a short ceremony at the early voting centre on Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge, Electoral Commission returning officer Ken Coventry declared Mr Pederick the winner of the poll with 64.6 per cent of the two-party preferred vote.

The result indicated a 4.6pc swing to the Labor Party since the 2010 election.

Labor candidate Lou Bailey finished second in the poll with just over a quarter of the first preference votes, followed by the Family First, Greens and Nationals candidates.

Mr Pederick said he was "privileged and humbled" to be elected for a third term in Parliament and thanked the voters who put their faith in him.

In turn, Mr Coventry thanked the Electoral Commission of South Australia staff and volunteers who had helped proceedings run smoothly, particularly given the unprecedented number of votes cast at the Adelaide Road centre in the lead-up to election day.

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