Stephen Pearl, right. says Kings North was "not a cakewalk." The Liberal was unable to take the seat, which is typically a Tory stronghold. - Wendy Elliott
Liberal Stephen Pearl was pleased with the numbers his team polled in Kings North on Oct. 8.
"We made a good showing," he said in what is typically a PC riding. "It was not a cakewalk."
Kings North - which has only twice been won by a party other than the Tories - went to PC John Lohr, who captured 2,909 votes. NDP incumbent Jim Morton trailed by just 37 votes, with 2,872, while Pearl came a close third with 2,784. Green Mary Lou Harley had 362 votes.
Pearl said he enjoyed the experience of running against a slate of great candidates.
"When you get out in the community, you are a lot more aware of what's going on. I would encourage others to run," he said.