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New Democrat Mark Wasyliw easily won the new riding of Fort Garry.
This riding race was expected to be a toss-up between Wasyliw and PC Nancy Cooke and while the early results lived up to the billing, the rookie New Democrat prevailed.
"It’s overwhelming, it’s humbling," Wasyliw said of his victory. "It felt good at the door, where we knew we were turning a lot of long time Liberals and Conservatives ... It was an old style campaign."
Cooke and Wasyliw traded leads as early results came in but he pulled away as the night wore on.
"I was surprised by the size of the win," Wasyliw said. "It was humbling."
Liberal Craig Larkins finished third. The Green Party did not have a candidate for this riding.
Wasyliw, 47, knows a thing or two about elections, having successfully been elected as a school trustee at the Winnipeg School Division.
Cooke, 52, hasn’t had as much luck at the ballot. She ran for city council in the 2018 election but came up short.
Larkins, 39, had been in broadcasting for 15 years before being hired as the director of communications for the Manitoba Liberals.
This riding was created as part of the boundary revisions for the 2019 election, and includes part of the former risings of Fort Garry-Riverview, Fort Richmond,Fort Rouge and River Heights.
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