Federal Election 2015: Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley riding results
Summary: Prominent Conservative MP Steven Fletcher will be looking to win his fifth term in this district, a suburban/rural riding on the western edge of Winnipeg.
Boundaries: The westernmost of Winnipeg’s eight seats, the riding, unsurprisingly, contains Charleswood, St.James-Assiniboia, and Headingley.
Last Election: Fletcher, then Minister of State for Democratic Reform, defeated NDP candidate Tom Paulley by 37.4 per cent.
History: Prior to Fletcher defeating Liberal candidate and former Winnipeg Mayor Glen Murray, the area had elected Progressive Conservative, Liberal, and NDP candidates.
Demographics: The median income is $34,863, the highest in Manitoba. 18.8 per cent of people are seniors, the second highest number in the province.
Conservative: Steven Fletcher, MP since 2004
NDP: Tom Paulley, former campaign manager for Stefan Jonasson, who resigned as the party’s candidate after social media comments of his surfaced in which he compared a practice by one Jewish group to the Taliban.
Liberal: Doug Eyolfson, emergency room doctor, assistant Faculty of Medicine professor at the University of Manitoba
Green: Kevin Nichols, safety technician for Winnipeg Public Works
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