Jim Morton watches the results come in for Kings North with supporters. The NDP incumbent lost the riding to Tory John Lohr. - Wendy Elliott
Incumbent Jim Morton in Kings North was philosophical in defeat.
Morton, an NDP elected for the first time in 2009, lost to newcomer John Lohr, a Progressive Conservative, in what turned out to be one of the hardest fought battles in Nova Scotia. Morton was defeated by just 37 votes.
"Certainly, the people of Nova Scotia have responded to the Liberal message and we failed to communicate with confidence what we were doing," Morton said.
Having come second twice before, he looked at the Liberal red sweep and called it a "provincial phenomenon," much like the NDP orange one four years ago.