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DISTRICT: Kings Nord
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Mark ParentPC415350.07%X
Jim MortonNDP219026.4%
Madonna SpinazolaLIB175721.18%
Chris AldersGREEN1952.35%
June 19, 4:26:45 PM ADT 1 of 1 polls reporting




Current MLA: Mark Parent (PC)

Riding Profile: Agriculture is "king" in Kings North, home to about half of the province's 600 farms. Chicken, vegetables, and pork are the main commodities and Maple Leaf Poultry and Sarsfield Foods are large employers.

The riding includes the northern part of Kings County overlooking the scenic Minas Basin at Cape Blomidon and the town of Kentville, where Valley Regional Hospital is located.

Unemployment in this area is second only to Halifax and skills shortages are becoming an issue in both the manufacturing and services sector along the New Minas "corridor", as well as at harvest time.

The population is 20,390 and the average income is $23,870. About 37 per cent of the voters have some post-secondary training and the same percentage have not completed high school.


Issues: Family farms struggling to stay alive, a commitment to twin Highway 101 from Avonport to Coldbrook, shortage of family doctors.


Political History: Kings North has been a bastion of Tory strength for 25 years. PC George Archibald represented the constituency from 1984 until he retired from politics in 1999.

2003: Incumbent PC Mark Parent got 50 per cent of the vote to defeat NDP Jim Morton by 1,723 votes. LIB Michael Landry came in third with 1,533. MP Ben "Budman" Friesen got 157.
1999: PC Mark Parent with 4,321 votes defeated NDP Neil McNeil with 2,513 votes. The PCs took 41 per cent of the popular vote. LIB Peter Hill finished third with 1,975 votes.

Voter Turnout: 62 per cent in 2003.


District Profiles

Overall Election Results
PartyElectedLeadingTotalVote Share
PC230 2339.57%
GRN00 0 2.33%
Last Update:June 19, 4:26:45 PM ADT

District Map

District map - 35 Kings North

From Elections N.S.:
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