Riding Profiles

Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Drew Caldwell NDP 3,760 53.95% X
Mike Waddell PC 2,655 38.10%
Cheryl Burke LIB 554 7.95%
Updated: Nov. 30, 2007 10:50 CST 47 of 47 polls reporting

Brandon East

Current MLA:

Drew Caldwell (NDP)


LIBLIB: Cheryl Burke
NDPNDP: Drew Caldwell
PCPC: Mike Waddell

Riding Profile:

This riding has existed since the 1969 election and has always been NDP. It's in the southwestern Manitoba city of Brandon, east of 1st Street N/Ross Avenue/Knowlton Drive/Assiniboine River/18th Street. Brandon is the second-largest city in Manitoba. It lies on the Assiniboine River, approximately 225 km west of Winnipeg. The city serves as an industrial and marketing centre in the heart of rich farmland.

The population in 2001 was 19,115. The average family income was $46,046, with an unemployment rate of 7.1 per cent. The leading industry was health and social services (14.4%) followed closely by manufacturing (13.6%).

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Riding History:

2003 turnout: 52.66%

2003 NDP Drew Caldwell defeated PC Greg Dinsdale by 1,811 votes.
1999 NDP Caldwell defeated PC Marty Snelling by 2,760 votes.
1995 NDP Len Evans defeated PC Dinsdale by 1,787 votes.
1990 NDP Evans defeated PC Ron Arnst by 1,544 votes.
1988 NDP Evans defeated PC Jim Armstrong by 653 votes.
1986, 1981, 1977, 1973, 1969: 1981, 1977, 1973, 1969: NDP Evans elected.

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Overall Election Results
Party Elected Leading Total Vote Share
NDP 36 0 36 48%
PC 19 0 19 37.89%
LIB 2 0 2 12.39%
GRN 0 0 0 1.34%
OTH 0 0 0 0.38%
  • Updated: Nov 30, 2007, 10:50 CST

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