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Manitoba Election 2016: St. Vital riding

Summary: A small urban riding, voters in St. Vital will elect a rookie MLA on April 19 due to the retirement of Nancy Allan.

Boundaries: St. Vital is bordered by Harrowby Avenue to the north, Dunkirk Drive and Dakota Street to the west, Meadowood Drive to the south, and the Seine River Greenway to the east

Last Election: NDP MLA Nancy Allan won her fourth and final term, defeating PC challenger Mike Brown by over 2100 votes, 60-35 per cent.

History: Allan, a former cabinet minister, has won the riding by large margins since 1999, but it was previously held by Progressive Conservative MLA Shirley Render from 1990 to 1999.

Candidates

NDP: Jamie Moses, community leader and high school basketball coach

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Progressive Conservative: Colleen Mayer, school trustee and Business Improvement Zone director

Liberal: Bryan Van Wilgenburg, aviation meteorologist program manager

Green: Kelly Whelan-Enns, youth care worker and martial arts instructor