Keith Irving says he’s feeling wonderful following his victory in Kings South.
“It was a close race tonight,” said the Liberal from Wolfville, who says he “counted every poll” and followed tweets from KingsCountyNews.ca.
The first thing he did when he won was hug his wife and son, he said, adding that he was pleased with his win.
“I didn’t go into the campaign to lose, but I knew it would be a difficult race,” he said, adding that he went into tonight believing he would be victorious.
“I felt reasonably confident, given the reception at the door.“
On the Liberals forming government, “Nova Scotians were clearly looking for new government, a government that would look out for Nova Scotians and focus on honesty. Stephen McNeil has a tremendous sense of Nova Scotia, particularly rural Nova Scotia.”
Irving, who began knocking on doors long before the election was called last month, earned 3,939 votes, unseating the education minister when he finished 371 votes ahead of NDP incumbent Ramona Jennex.
He thanked his fellow candidates for putting their names forward.
“I want to thank Ramona Jennex for four years of public service…in a very difficult time and a very difficult portfolio. I want to thank her on behalf of Kings South.”