April 16, 2016 5:28 pm
Updated: April 19, 2016 2:38 pm

Manitoba Election 2016: Interlake riding

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Summary: This central Manitoba riding has been an NDP stronghold since the 1970’s and has had the same MLA, Tom Nevakshonoff, since 1999. This election could see a rookie MLA take the position or Nevakshonoff re-elected for the fifth time.

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Boundaries:  Interlake riding lies in the central region of Manitoba and holds Lake Manitoba and sections of Lake Winnipeg. Lake Manitoba runs north/south on the west side of Interlake and Lake Winnipeg runs north/south on the east side. The riding holds the towns of Ashern, Arborg and Harperville.

Last Election: In 2011 NDP incumbent Tom Nevakshonoff was reelected with 3,374 votes, just over 50 per cent. The Progressives Conservative candidate, Steve Lupky, came close with 43 per cent and 2,903 votes.

History: The Interlake riding has been an NDP stronghold since the 1970’s. Tom Nevakshonoff was first elected as MLA in 1999 and has held the position since.

Candidates

NDP: Tom Nevakshonoff, incumbent and Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship

Progressive Conservative: Derek Johnson, financial advisor

Liberal: Jamal Abas, full-time farmer

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