Driedger returned to office
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This article was published 16/09/2019 (1066 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The day after she was re-elected as MLA for Roblin, Progressive Conservative candidate Myrna Driedger’s voice was a bit worn out, but she is pleased to be serving her seventh term.
“I am going to continue to do what I do within my constituency — meet with people,” she said.
According to Elections Manitoba’s unofficial results, Driedger received 6,075 votes, easily defeating second-place New Democratic Party candidate Sophie Brandt-Murenzi, who garnered 1,886 votes, and Liberal candidate Michael Bazak with 1,728, and Green Party candidate Kevin Nichols with 1,209. Voter turnout in Roblin was 62 per cent.
With the provincial constituencies’ boundary realignment, this was the first time that Roblin included the RM of Headingley, which was formerly situated in the Morris constituency. Driedger said, while she definitely walked more than in previous campaigns, she received a strong response from Headingley residents.
“Certainly the Roblin constituency was much larger and that meant a lot more walking.”
She added that she believes Headingley and Charleswood residents share much in common and having the two communities combined in one constituency is a natural fit.
Driedger said she feels the final result of the provincial election — which left the Conservatives with 36 seats, NDP with 18, and Liberals with three — was no surprise for most people.
“We have a strong majority and that’s what we felt at the door too,” she said.
St. Vital community correspondent
Andrea Geary is a community correspondent for St. Vital and was once the community journalist for The Headliner.