May 26, 2015


Latest News

Lamoureux retains seat in Winnipeg North

Kevin Lamoureux barely held off a strong NDP charge at the polls Monday to retain the Winnipeg North seat he won in a byelection four months ago.

While some pollsters were predicting New Democrat Rebecca Blaikie would easily take back the seat the NDP lost in the Nov. 29 byelection, Lamoureux, 49, ensured Winnipeg North remains coloured Liberal red.

Lamoureux: 'It was a squeaker.'

TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Lamoureux: 'It was a squeaker.' Photo Store

Rebecca Blaikie loses a tight battle.

PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA

Rebecca Blaikie loses a tight battle.

"Well, we did it again!" Lamoureux shouted to a small but enthusiastic gruop of about 150 supporters at the Punjab Banquet Hall. "It was a squeaker... I was a little nervous as I watched the results come in but I'm going to sleep good tonight."

Unofficial results showed Lamoureux won by about 100 votes.

Conservative candidate Anne Matejicka finished a decent third.

Even though Blaikie was a parachute candidate, she was expected to capture the seat that Judy Wasylycia-Leis held for the NDP for 13 years. She is the daughter of provincial NDP icon Bill Blaikie and had the party machine working overtime in what was considered to be the only close race in Manitoba for the New Democrats.

But Lamoureux's resilience ensured him another campaign victory.

His win is especially impressive as the Liberals finished third in the 2008 general election, with less than 10 per cent of the vote in Winnipeg North.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective January 2015.

Winnipeg Free Press | @WinnipegNews

May 26 11:14 pm

Brassard, Lundqvist lead Rangers past Lightning 7-3 wfp.to/ROU

Paul Samyn | @PaulSamyn

May 26 11:01 pm

Growing troubles for city trees on Wednesday's front page of @WinnipegNews pic.twitter.com/xw8mjGQWfX

Winnipeg Free Press | @WinnipegNews

May 26 10:24 pm

'We don't want to hold another vigil' wfp.to/ROq

Winnipeg Free Press | @WinnipegNews

May 26 9:36 pm

Tories nominate Janice Morley-Lecomte for Seine River wfp.to/ROr

Winnipeg Free Press | @WinnipegNews

May 26 9:28 pm

Will Boudreau finally get respect he deserves? wfp.to/ROw

Scroll down to load more

Top