POLITICS

Progressive Conservative win confirmed after vote recount in Nova Scotia riding

10/21/2013 04:49 EDT | Updated 12/21/2013 05:12 EST
KENTVILLE, N.S. - A judicial recount of votes cast in the Nova Scotia riding of Kings North has confirmed a slim victory by the Progressive Conservative candidate.

Elections Nova Scotia says John Lohr won the riding by 21 votes, 11 fewer than previously thought after the Oct. 8 election.

The recount, supervised by a Supreme Court judge in Kentville, was requested by New Democrat incumbent Jim Morton.

The Liberals, led by Stephen McNeil, defeated Premier Darrell Dexter's New Democrats in a decisive fashion on election night.

The Liberals won 33 of the legislature's 51 seats, with the Progressive Conservatives winning 11 seats and the NDP 7.