Colleen Mayer has become the lone Tory cabinet minister to go down to defeat after NDP candidate Jamie Moses won their rematch.
Mayer, who narrowly won over Moses by 398 votes on the 2016 election, and was the minister of Crown Services in the Pallister government, had the tables turned on her with Moses’ victory - this time with a margin unofficially of more than 700 votes.
"Tonight did not go at all like we anticipated," she told her crestfallen supporters.
"St. Vital deserves better, but the voters have spoken and I congratulate Mr. Moses on his win."
"I guess I’m going grocery shopping this weekend."
Moses now becomes one of the province’s first black MLAs.
"We won because of the message about health care," Moses said as he arrived at the NDP campaign party. "It resonated with the voters."
Moses said he didn’t want to claim the title of "giant killer" in knocking off Mayer, adding however the victory felt good.