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Manitoba Election 2016: Kirkfield Park riding

Summary: Health Minister and incumbent NDP MLA Sharon Blady is seeking re-election for the third time.

Boundaries: Kirkfield Park runs along the western boundary of Winnipeg, north of the Assiniboine river and south of Portage and Ness Avenues. It’s bordered by Moray Street to the east and Headingley to the west.

Last Election: The NDP’s Sharon Blady defeated Progressive Conservative candidate Kelly de Groot with only 21 votes after a judicial recount.

History: Prior to the 2007 election, this riding was held exclusively by the Tories since its creation in 1981. In 2007 Blady won with just more than 1,000 votes. She repeated the victory in 2011, but with the smallest margin in the province, just 21 votes.

Candidates

NDP: Sharon Blady, Minister of Health

Progressive Conservative: Scott Fielding, former city councillor in St. James-Brooklands ward, served as finance committee chair and Winnipeg police board chair

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Liberal: Kelly Nord

Green: Lisa Omand, teacher