CAPE BRETON STAYS RED Mike Kelloway retains Cape Breton Canso; Battiste is first Mi’kmaw elected to House of Commons
Catherine Walsh-Kelloway and newly elected Liberal Mike Kelloway.
-by Anne Farries
Mike Kelloway plans to keep his sleeves above his elbows.
The cuffs have been rolled up there since May, when he won the Liberal Party of Canada nomination, he said, and now that he is an MP, he’ll keep them that way.
“I’m ready to work hard,” Kelloway said last night, moments after being declared winner in the federal election, narrowly besting Conservative candidate Alfie MacLeod by 1,619 votes or three percent of the 41,857 cast in the riding.
“I don’t have all the answers, but what I do have is the focus – and I think the campaign has demonstrated that – hopefully my work ethic (and) the ability to listen, to bring people together, to look at key priorities for the riding,” Kelloway said.