Liberals to form government, Tories official opposition
Liberal Leo Glavine had a landslide victory in Kings West, claiming 5,890 votes and soundly defeating his opponents in the Nova Scotia provincial election Oct. 8.
Glavine was first elected to the seat 10 years ago and has held it ever since.
PC Jody Frowley came second, with the unofficial results giving him 1,275 votes. NDP Bob Landry had 603 votes, while Green Barbara Lake had 158.
Glavine was the only incumbent to keep his seat in this election in Kings County. NDP Jim Morton was narrowly defeated by Tory John Lohr in Kings North, a seat traditionally held by the Progressive Conservatives. Lohr claimed the win by a margin of just 37 votes, claiming 2,909 votes to Morton's 2,872.
Liberal Stephen Pearl came third in Kings South, claiming 2,784, while Green Mary Lou Harley had 362.
In Kings South, Liberal Keith Irving pulled ahead to defeat NDP Ramona Jennex and unseat the education minister.
With three polls still outstanding in Kings South just after 10 p.m., Irving was nearly 400 votes ahead of Jennex and was making his way to his campaign headquarters.
In neighbouring Annapolis County, Liberal leader Stephen McNeil handily took his seat and will become the next premier of Nova Scotia. The Liberals will have a majority with 33 seats, while Jamie Baillie's Progressive Conservatives will be the official opposition.
The NDP has been reduced to just seven seats, with Darrell Dexter losing his own riding in Cole Harbour.
More to come.