Riding Profiles

Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Bonnie Mitchelson PC 4,361 46.85% X
Kurt Penner NDP 4,309 46.29%
Margaret von Lau LIB 639 6.86%
Updated: Nov. 30, 2007 10:50 CST 51 of 51 polls reporting

River East

Current MLA:

Bonnie Mitchelson (PC)


LIBLIB: Margaret von Lau
NDPNDP: Kurt Penner
PCPC: Bonnie Mitchelson

Riding Profile:

The riding has existed since 1981, and has elected PC Bonnie Mitchelson since 1986. River East is a fairly affluent riding created in the 1978 redistribution. It is in the northeast corner of Winnipeg, running from the Red River in the west to the point formed by the city limits and Springfield Road in the east, and from the city limits in the north to the city limits and Springfield in the southeast and southwest.

The population in 2001 was 19,610. The average family income was $71,728, with an unemployment rate of 3.9 per cent. The leading industry in the riding was manufacturing (12.4%) followed by retail, and health and social services (12.1% each).

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Riding History:

2003 turnout: 68.01%

2003 PC Bonnie Mitchelson defeated NDP Doug Longstaffe by 533 votes.
1999 PC Mitchelson defeated NDP Ross Eadie by 742 votes.
1995 PC Mitchelson defeated NDP Karen Botting by 1,762 votes.
1990 PC Mitchelson defeated NDP Rob De Groot by 2,474 votes.
1998 PC Mitchelson defeated LIB Morley Golden by 3,758 votes.
1986 PC Mitchelson defeated NDP Eyler by 750 votes.
1981 NDP Phil Eyler defeated PC Harold Piercy by 46 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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