Transcona residents have returned to their longtime voting habits in electing a New Democrat MLA after a short-lived Tory term.
The NDP claimed Transcona by a tight margin of 115 votes in the 42nd provincial election.
Incumbent Progressive Conservative candidate Blair Yakimoski came second to the NDP’s Nello Altomare in the second-closest race in Manitoba’s 2019 election.
Altomare secured 4,029 votes while runner-up Yakimoski won 3,914. Liberal candidate Dylan Bekkering placed third with 733 votes.
The east Winnipeg riding borders Springfield-Ritchot. Aside from 2016’s PC win, the constituency has been a longtime NDP stronghold.
Any candidate or voter can apply for a recount after any result, but elections rules don’t require one unless a winner secures a seat by less than 50.