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Liberal surge sees party grab half of Manitoba's federal seats

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This article was published 19/10/2015 (1589 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

The Tories were wiped out in Winnipeg and the NDP failed to make any headway as the Liberal surge washed over the City of Winnipeg.

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.

Liberal Dan Vandal party at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre.

BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Liberal Dan Vandal party at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre.

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Liberal Dan Vandal party at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre. Here he makes his speech to a cheering crowd.  - BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESSScenes from campaign HQs across Winnipeg and Canada
Liberal Dan Vandal party at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre. Here he makes his speech to a cheering crowd. - BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
At right, Liberal candidate Terry Duguid poses for a picture with supporters at his Winnipeg South HQ after he was elected Monday night. - Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press
At right, Liberal candidate Terry Duguid poses for a picture with supporters at his Winnipeg South HQ after he was elected Monday night. - Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press
Jim Carr embraces his aunt, Frances Miles at his election victory party at the Caboto Centre, Monday, October 19, 2015. - TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Jim Carr embraces his aunt, Frances Miles at his election victory party at the Caboto Centre, Monday, October 19, 2015. - TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
MaryAnn Mihychuk gets hugs from supporters after she won a close race Monday evening against Jim Bell of the Conservatives.  - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
MaryAnn Mihychuk gets hugs from supporters after she won a close race Monday evening against Jim Bell of the Conservatives. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Liberal supporters Barb King (left), Margaret Semple, and Jeannette Metcalfe a celebrate Doug Eyolfson’s win at a Holiday Inn in Winnipeg on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015.  - Mikaela MacKenzie/Winnipeg Free Press
Liberal supporters Barb King (left), Margaret Semple, and Jeannette Metcalfe a celebrate Doug Eyolfson’s win at a Holiday Inn in Winnipeg on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. - Mikaela MacKenzie/Winnipeg Free Press
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Updated on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 12:31 AM CDT: Adds Dan Vandal

12:56 AM: Updated

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