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A riding in northeast Winnipeg, Elmwood is a working-class riding with manufacturing accounting for about a fifth of the jobs.
It includes the neighbourhoods of Chalmers, Glen Elm, Munroe West and Bronx. More than a quarter of residents live below the poverty line, including almost half the children under six.
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Fewer than 10 per cent of residents are visible minorities but almost one in five residents does not list English as their first language.
Median age: 36.3
Immigrants: 13.4 per cent
Aboriginal population: 13.7 per cent
Living in poverty: 25.8 per cent
Median income: $24,451
Elmwood in its current form has been a riding since 1958 and has been NDP the entire time.
Currently represented by Bill Blaikie (a longtime federal NDP MP who returned to the province and ran provincially in 2008), the riding technically does not have an incumbent in this election because Blaikie is not running again.
However Jim Maloway, who represented the riding for 22 years before running federally in 2008 is back for another kick at the can. He won the federal election in 2008 but lost the riding last spring.
2009 results, byelection
Bill Blaikie, NDP 2,325
Adrian Schulz, PC 913
Regan Wolfrom, LIB 877
James Beddome, GRN 210
Turnout: 36.44 per cent
Jim Maloway, NDP 3,873
Allister Carrington, PC 1,323
David Love, LIB 1,101
Turnout: 49.98 per cent
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