Riding Profiles

Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Steve Ashton NDP 3,036 73.90% X
Kenny M. Braun LIB 656 15.97%
Cory Phillips PC 416 10.13%
Updated: Nov. 30, 2007 10:50 CST 49 of 49 polls reporting


Current MLA:

Steve Ashton (NDP)

Ashton is the minister of intergovernmental affairs and the minister responsible for emergency measures.


LIBLIB: Kenny M. Braun
NDPNDP: Steve Ashton
PCPC: Cory Phillips

Riding Profile:

This riding has existed since the 1969 election. It has been NDP since then, with the exception of the 1977 election. Steve Ashton has been the MLA since 1981. This riding is in northern Manitoba. The majority of the residents live in the city of Thompson.

The population in 2001 was 18,285. The average family income was $58,777 with an unemployment rate of 11.3 per cent. The main industries in the riding were health and social services, as well as mining (14.3% each).

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Riding History:

2003 turnout: 37.54%

2003 NDP Steve Ashton defeated PC Bill Archer by 2,759 votes.
1999 NDP Ashton defeated PC Cecil Thorne by 2,487 votes.
1995 NDP Ashton defeated PC Chuck Shobe by 2,299 votes.
1990 NDP Ashton defeated PC Loretta Clarke by 2,056 votes.
1988 NDP Ashton defeated PC Ken Collin by 1,003 votes.
1986 NDP Ashton defeated PC Ken Bigelow by 2,354 votes.
1981 NDP Ashton defeated PC Ken MacMaster by 72 votes.
1977 PC MacMaster defeated NDP Ken Dillen by 916 votes.
1973 NDP Dillen defeated PC Anna Denby by 262 votes.
1969 NDP Joe Borowski defeated PC Tom Farrell by 936 votes. Borowski became an IND NDP in 1972.

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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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