Steve Ashton (NDP)
Ashton is the minister of intergovernmental affairs and the minister responsible for emergency measures.
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).
|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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