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The Progressive Conservatives won the competitive race in McPhillips — the closest race in the provincial election — after most Manitobans were asleep Tuesday night.
PC candidate Shannon Martin beat out the NDP's Greg McFarlane by only 105 votes to represent the constituency north of Winnipeg. Martin won 3,307 votes while McFarlane secured 3,202.
The newly-drawn constituency took pieces of St. Paul and Kildonan (blue in 2016) and The Maples (orange in 2016).
A recount is only required when the difference between a winner and runner-up is 50 votes. However, any candidate or voter may apply for a recount after any result.
The Liberal and Green candidates placed third and fourth with 1,476 and 406 votes, respectively.
Former Winnipeg radio host Dave Wheeler — who was fired after making transphobic comments on air last year — received 237 votes under the Manitoba First banner.