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A southeastern Winnipeg riding including the northern part of Meadowood, as well as Worthington, St. George and Varennes.

It is a lower income riding, with more than a quarter of residents living below the poverty line, including more than four in 10 children under six.

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It has one of the lowest post-secondary education rates in Winnipeg.

 

Stats

Population: 20,900

Median age: 40

Immigrants: 13.4 per cent

Aboriginal population: 9.9 per cent

Living in poverty: 26.4 per cent

Median income: $23,446

 

Politics

This riding has voted for all three of the major provincial parties in the last 50 years.

It was Conservative during most of the Gary Filmon government era, and has been NDP since Gary Doer took over in 1999.

Education Minister Nancy Allan has been the MLA since 1999 and she won by more than 2,800 votes in 2007. She was the first of the so-called "southern belles," a group of female NDP MLAs who have slowly won over almost all of south Winnipeg.

2007 results

Nancy Allan, NDP 4,611

Grant Cooper, PC 1,754

Harry Wolbert, LIB 776

Kristine Koster, GRN 351

Turnout: 58.46 per cent

 

 

 

 

 

 

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