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Manitoba Election 2016: Spruce Woods riding

Summary: PC MLA Cliff Cullen is seeking re-election in Spruce Woods.

Boundaries: Spruce Woods is located in the southwestern corner of the province. It’s southern boundary is the U.S. state of North Dakota and it surrounds the City of Brandon. Communities in the riding include Killarney,  Shilo and Souris.

Last Election: The Tories’ Cullen defeated NDP candidate Cory Szczepanski by over 2,500 votes, 66-28 per cent.

History: Spruce Woods, formerly part of Turtle Mountain riding, has been represented by the Tories for most of its history. The latest PC’s Cullen, who has held that spot since a 2004 by-election.

Candidates

NDP: Amanda Chmelyk, degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Winnipeg. 

Progressive Conservative: Cliff Cullen, PC opposition critic for mineral resources

Liberal: Jaron Hart, University of Manitoba student

Manitoba Party: Malcolm McKellar, farm owner

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