Tory's star candidate beats Liberal incumbent by 5,212 votes By Philip Alves
HE'S THE MAN: Newly elected Thornhill MP Peter Kent, right, is congratulated by his provincial counterpart Peter Shurman at a victory party Tuesday night. The Conservative took the riding from Liberal Susan Kadis by just over 5,000 votes, one of the federal election's shocking results. (Philip Alves/Vaughan Today)
Star broadcaster-turned-Conservative candidate Peter Kent found himself in front of the news cameras once again early Wednesday morning, only this time it was as Thornhill?s MP-elect.
The victory ? the first by a non-Liberal in the riding?s history ? stunned both observers and Liberal incumbent Susan Kadis, who won two years ago by 11,000 votes.
Kent secured the seat by more than 5,000 ballots.