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Another Historic Win for Manitoba’s NDP Government

New Democratic Party (NDP) candidate Carla Compton achieved a historic by election victory in Winnipeg’s Tuxedo riding last night, as the first non-Progressive Conservative (PC) Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) to win the seat since its creation in 1981.

Premier Wab Kinew continued his skilled election strategy from last fall’s general election by calling a snap by-election soon after former PC premier Heather Stefanson resigned as an MLA last month.

MLA-elect Compton also highlighted an additional historic result in her thank you message to Tuxedo constituents last night, noting it is “the first time in over half a century that a governing party has flipped a seat in a byelection in Manitoba.”

As a registered nurse, Ms. Compton also brings additional health care expertise to the NDP caucus and the government’s priority commitments to Manitobans.

While the election results remain unofficial today, the NDP clearly bested the slim differential vote count last October when Stefanson held on to the seat by less than 300 votes and subsequently resigned as PC leader.

As a result of the by-election win, the NDP has now increased its seat count to 35 of the 57 total in the legislature. The Manitoba legislature adjourned on June 3 and will reconvene on October 2, 2024.

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