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Pictou East Progressive Conservative candidate Tim Houston is pictured with supporters in this file photo.
EUREKA - Progressive Conservative candidate Tim Houston will be Pictou East's next MLA.
The Little Harbour business man led in a majority of the 37 polls in the riding that was NDP orange for the past four years.
Polls started coming in around 8:20 p.m. at the area's returning office in the Eureka Fire Hall. It started off with NDP incumbent Clarrie MacKinnon leading the race, but after about a half hour, Houston took the lead and never gave it up.
Houston and MacKinnon could not be reached prior to press deadline.