As the dust settled from the 2015 federal election race, Manitoba is left with seven Liberal MPs, five Conservatives and two NDP members of Parliament.
The sole NDP MPs are Niki Ashton, who was re-elected in Churchill-Keewatinook Aski, and Daniel Blaikie, who narrowly defeated Lawrence Toet in a nailbiter of an Elmwood-Transcona race. Winnipeg Centre NDP incumbent Pat Martin went down to defeat to Liberal Robert-Falcon Ouellette.
The Tories lost a total of six Winnipeg ridings. Toet lost Elmwood-Transcona after one term in office. In Kildonan-St. Paul, Liberal MaryAnn Mihychuk claimed an open seat most recently held by Conservative Joy Smith. In Winnipeg South Centre, Liberal Jim Carr knocked off one-term incumbent Joyce Bateman. In Winnipeg South, Terry Duguid claimed a vacant seat most recently held by Rod Bruinooge. Liberal Dan Vandal claimed the empty Saint Boniface-Saint Vital seat most recently held by Shelly Glover.
And in the biggest Winnipeg upset, Liberal Doug Eyolfson knocked off Steven Fletcher in Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley.
The only Winnipeg seat that did not change hands was Winnipeg North, where Liberal Kevin Lamoureux held his seat.
The Conservatives held on to five rural Manitoba seats in southern Manitoba. Bob Sopuck was elected for a third time in Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa. Larry Maguire is back in Brandon-Souris. Ted Falk held on to Provencher, James Bezan returns in Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman and Candice Bergen returns in Portage-Lisgar.
Mayoral candidates become MPs
In a quirk of electoral history, four failed Winnipeg mayoral candidates are new Liberal MPs in Manitoba.
Robert-Falcon Ouellette, who finished third in the 2014 Winnipeg mayoral race won by Brian Bowman, defeated incumbent NDP MP Pat Martin in Winnipeg Centre.
MaryAnn Mihychuk, who finished fourth in the 2004 Winnipeg mayoral byelection won by Sam Katz, claimed the vacant Kildonan-St.Paul seat most recently held by Conservative Joy Smith.
Dan Vandal, who finished second in the same 2004 byelection, claimed the open seat in Saint Boniface-Saint Vital seat most recently held by Conservative Shelly Glover.
And Terry Duguid, who finished third in the 1995 Winnipeg mayoral race won by Susan Thompson, claimed the vacant Winnipeg South seat most recently held by Conservative Rod Bruinooge.