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Tight-race roundup: Results of Manitoba's battleground constituencies

A look at the results in several contentious races.

 

PCs claim McPhillips seat in province's closest race

Shannon Martin, former PC MLA for Morris, won a close race in the newly created McPhllips electoral district, squeaking out a win over NDP candidate Greg McFarlane.
Shannon Martin, former PC MLA for Morris, won a close race in the newly created McPhllips electoral district, squeaking out a win over NDP candidate Greg McFarlane.

Posted: 11/09/2019 6:54 AM

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. 

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NDP takes back Transcona after short PC stint

Posted: 11/09/2019 7:15 AM

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.

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Tory cabinet minister loses to one of first black MLAs

Posted: 10/09/2019 9:48 PM

Colleen Mayer has become the lone Tory cabinet minister to go down to defeat after NDP candidate Jamie Moses won their rematch.

Mayer, who narrowly won over Moses by 398 votes on the 2016 election, and was the minister of Crown Services in the Pallister government, had the tables turned on her with Moses’ victory - this time with a margin unofficially of more than 700 votes.

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PC’s Audrey Gordon takes Southdale riding

Posted: 10/09/2019 11:21 PM

The Progressive Conservative candidate Audrey Gordon has been elected to represent the Winnipeg riding of Southdale at the Manitoba Legislature.

With more than 25 years in the public sector, Gordon brings plenty of experience to the table as she transitions to an elected role.

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NDP’s Sandhu wins in The Maples

Mintu Sandhu, beside now-former NDP MLA Ted Marcelino, gives a victory speech
Mintu Sandhu, beside now-former NDP MLA Ted Marcelino, gives a victory speech

Posted: 10/09/2019 10:51 PM

NDP candidate Mintu Sandhu will be the new MLA for The Maples.

Around 11 p.m. Sandhu, the general manager of Unicity Taxi, was named the winner with 39.6 per cent of the vote with 25 of 36 polls reporting, ahead of Liberal Deep Brar and Tory candidate Amanjot Sandhu.

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New Union Station constituency votes NDP

Union Station NDP candidate Uzoma Asagwara arrives at the Goodwill to celebrate an election win with her voters.
Union Station NDP candidate Uzoma Asagwara arrives at the Goodwill to celebrate an election win with her voters.

Posted: 10/09/2019 10:16 PM

Running as a candidate in an NDP stronghold, Uzoma Asagwara had history on her side.

Now, as the newly minted representative for Union Station, Asagwara has made history, becoming one of the province’s first black MLAs.

"We’re bringing representation to the Manitoba legislature; we’re bringing communities that are here and deserve to have a voice and deserve to see themselves represented in their elected officials," said the 34-year-old psychiatric nurse and activist.

Asagwara, who spent five years playing basketball with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen, said she never took winning for granted.

"I was raised to be a competitor and there was absolutely no way we were ever going to treat this as a lock."

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Naylor takes Wolseley for the NDP

Lisa Naylor wins Wolseley again for the NDP
Lisa Naylor wins Wolseley again for the NDP

Posted: 10/09/2019 10:19 PM

Lisa Naylor hung on against another valiant effort by Green Party candidate David Nickarz to hold the Wolseley seat for the NDP.

The Winnipeg School Division trustee and counsellor and health educator at Women’s Health Clinic, who championed breakthough inclusion policy at Winnipeg’s largest school division, ran a strong local campaign. 

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Cindy Lamoureux secures Tyndall Park for Liberals

Cindy Lamoureux talks to press at her office on Inkster after winning the race in the Tyndall Park riding.
Cindy Lamoureux talks to press at her office on Inkster after winning the race in the Tyndall Park riding.

Posted: 10/09/2019 9:35 PM

Liberal candidate Cindy Lamoureux unseated NDP incumbent Ted Marcelino, who represented Tyndall Park since 2011. 

With most polls reporting, Lamoureux was more than 1,000 votes ahead of Marcelino, with PC candidate Daljit Kainth finishing a distant third.

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Tory incumbent Isleifson holds Brandon East

Manitoba Progressive Conservative candidate Len Isleifson gives a victory speech in front of supporters at the Discovery Centre after winning the Brandon – East seat in the legislature in the provincial election on Tuesday evening.
Manitoba Progressive Conservative candidate Len Isleifson gives a victory speech in front of supporters at the Discovery Centre after winning the Brandon – East seat in the legislature in the provincial election on Tuesday evening.

Posted: 10/09/2019 9:51 PM

Len Isleifson has won a second term in Brandon East for the Progressive Conservative party.

On Tuesday, Isleifson topped NDP challenger Lonnie Patterson to hold the seat he first won in 2016 — an effort that ended almost 50 years of NDP control.

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NDP's Adrien Sala takes St. James

Adrien Sala, at NDP HQ Tuesday evening, won the St. James riding.
Adrien Sala, at NDP HQ Tuesday evening, won the St. James riding.

Posted: 10/09/2019 10:20 PM

Manitoba NDP candidate Adrien Sala will be the new MLA for St. James, the Free Press projected Tuesday night.

Sala took nearly 47 per cent of votes in the riding as of 10:00 p.m. CT, with 27 of 41 polls reporting.

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Liberal leader Dougald Lamont secures St. Boniface seat

Liberal leader Dougald Lamont.
Liberal leader Dougald Lamont.

Posted: 10/09/2019 9:42 PM

The residents of St. Boniface have again elected Liberal leader Dougald Lamont to represent them in the Manitoba legislature.

Shortly after polls closed Tuesday, Elections Manitoba's initial results showed Lamont was slated to defeat New Democrat Laurissa Sims, Progressive Conservative Megan Hoskins and Jaclyn Jeanson of the Green Party of Manitoba. 

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Wasyliw wins Fort Garry for the NDP

NDP Candidate in Fort Garry-Riverview Mark Wasyliw.
NDP Candidate in Fort Garry-Riverview Mark Wasyliw.

Posted: 10/09/2019 10:01 PM

New Democrat Mark Wasyliw easily won the new riding of Fort Garry.

This riding race was expected to be a toss-up between Wasyliw and PC Nancy Cooke and while the early results lived up to the billing, the rookie New Democrat prevailed.

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Updated on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7:29 AM CDT: Adds results for McPhillips and Transcona

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