The riding of Kings North was created in 1956.
Incumbent Jim Morton was first elected in 2009. He received 2,090 votes, which amounts to 41.43 per cent of the vote.
Morton beat PC candidate Mark Parent, who represented Kings North from 1999–2009. In 2006, Parent captured 50 per cent of the vote.
Morton opposed Parent and came second in both the 2006 and 2003 elections.
PC candidate George Archibald held the riding from 1988-1998. The NDP were second in his final campaign as well.
PC Ed Twohig was MLA for Kings North from 1978- 1984, but Glenn Ells was the sole Liberal to hold the riding from 1974-78. Previously, the constituency was PC under Victor Thorpe, Gladys Porter and Eric Balcom.
Incumbent Ramona Jennex took office in 2009 with 4,038 votes. Jennex, an NDP, won 41.2 per cent of the popular vote against PC incumbent David Morse.
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Morse beat NDP candidate David Mangle in 2006 and 2003. Mangle captured over 30 per cent of the vote each time
In 1999, Morse picked up 3,890 votes against the incumbent Liberal Robbie Harrison who polled 3,213 votes.
NDP candidate Bob Levy won the riding in 1984.
Kings West has a history of alternately electing Liberal and Progressive Conservative candidates.
Liberal Leo Glavine has represented Kings West since 2003. In the four previous years, the riding was held by PC John Carey.
PC George Moody was the Kings West representative from 1978–1999.
Liberal Frank Bezanson served as MLA from 1971–1978.