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Pictou East Progressive Conservative candidate Tim Houston gets ready to leave his Blue Acres constituency office with his team, from the left, Carol Houston, Clary MacDonald, Allan Keefe, Albert Marshall and Morris Campbell.
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.