Riding Profiles

Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Bidhu Jha NDP 4,804 56.72% X
Linda West PC 2,988 35.28%
Murray James Cliff LIB 677 7.99%
Updated: Nov. 30, 2007 10:50 CST 50 of 50 polls reporting


Current MLA:

Bidhu Jha (NDP)


LIBLIB: Murray James Cliff
NDPNDP: Bidhu Jha
PCPC: Linda West

Riding Profile:

This riding has existed since the 1958 election. The eastern Winnipeg riding runs from Springfield Road in the north to Niakwa in the south, from Panet/Molson in the west to Plessis Rd./Hoka/the city limits in the east. The CNR Symington Yards are in the southern part of the riding.

The population in 2001 was 20,385. The average family income was $64,538, with an unemployment rate of 4.2 per cent. The main industry was manufacturing (14%) followed by retail (11%).

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Riding History:

2003 turnout: 54.05%

2003 NDP Bidhu Jha defeated PC Linda West by 987 votes.
1999 NDP Marianne Cerilli defeated PC Henry McDonald by 2,084 votes.
1995 NDP Cerilli defeated LIB Art Miki by 2,490 votes.
1990 NDP Cerilli (who lost the nomination in Broadway by one vote) defeated PC Mike Thompson by 1,363 votes. Incumbent LIB Allan Patterson was third.
1988 LIB Patterson defeated NDP Gerard Lecuyer by 1,805 votes.
1986 NDP Lecuyer defeated Brian Benoit by 2,144 votes.
1981 NDP Lecuyer defeated PC George Prevost by 3,542 votes.
1977 PC Abe Kovnats defeated NDP Harry Shafransky by 778 votes.
1973 NDP Shafransky defeated PC Kovnats by 632 votes.
1969 NDP Shafransky defeated LIB Edward Kotowich by 1,423 votes.

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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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