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Manitoba votes 2019: Brandon West riding profile

Read CBC Manitoba's profile on the riding of Brandon West.
Manitobans head to the polls on Sept. 10. (CBC)

The Brandon West riding has been around since 1969, taking up the western portion of the city of Brandon, south of the Assiniboine River, in southwestern Manitoba.

The riding is bounded on the east by 18th Street and on the north by the Assiniboine River. To the south, it's bounded by Patricia Avenue, and to the west by the city limits. The riding includes Brandon University, which reported a student body of almost 3,700 in November 2018.

Brandon is Manitoba's second-largest city, with an official population of 48,859 according to the 2016 census — a six per cent jump over the 2011 census. The southwestern Manitoba hub also serves surrounding communities and farmland and draws its workforce from 27 nearby municipalities, according to Economic Development Brandon.

Its population is 21,175, according to the province's 2018 riding profile (compiled from the 2016 census).

The median age of the riding is roughly on par with the overall provincial median at 37.8 in Brandon West compared to 38.3 provincewide, according to the 2018 riding profile and the 2016 census. The census found the median household income in the area is $75,791.

More facts about Brandon West:

Voting history

The riding has been Progressive Conservative for most of its history, including the past decade.

  • 1969, 1973 and 1977 elections: Progressive Conservative.   
  • 1981 election: NDP.
  • 1986, 1988, 1990 and 1995 elections: Progressive Conservative. 
  • 1999 and 2003 elections: NDP.
  • 2007, 2011 and 2016 elections: Progressive Conservative.

Brandon West in the news

Meet the candidates

The nominated candidates for the 2019 election are:

  • Nick Brown (NDP).
  • Robert Brown (Green Party).
  • Sunday Frangi (Liberal).
  • Reginald Helwer (Progressive Conservative).

Candidates become official when they meet criteria set out in the province's Elections Act, including providing a statement of disclosure. In Brandon West, Nick Brown (NDP), Robert Brown (Green Party) and Reginald Helwer (Progressive Conservative) are official.

Find more CBC Manitoba riding profiles here.

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