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2019 Canada election results: Brandon-Souris

Voters in the riding of Brandon-Souris have re-elected Conservative incumbent Larry Maguire.

Brandon-Souris has historically been a safe riding for conservative politicians, as it has been held by a centre-right party for all but one term. In 1993, vote-splitting between the Progressive Conservative and Reform parties resulted in a Liberal victory, but the riding reverted to the PCs in 1997.

Candidates

Liberals: Terry Hayward

Conservatives: Larry Maguire

Green: Bill Tiessen

New Democratic Party: Ashley Duguay

Christian Heritage: Rebecca Hein

PPC: Joseph R.S. Lussier

Independent: Robert Eastcott

Independent: Vanessa Hamilton

Geography

Brandon-Souris, which includes the City of Brandon, as well as communities like Virden, Souris, and Killarney, is located in Manitoba’s south-west corner, on the province’s western border with Saskatchewan.

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History

The riding was originally created in 1952, from the former districts of Brandon and Souris. During the 2012 electoral redistribution, it gained some territory from the Portage-Lisgar riding and lost some to the Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa riding.

Larry Maguire, who previously spent years as a Progressive Conservative MLA in the area, was re-elected as MP in 2015 with 50 per cent of the vote. He defeated Liberal candidate Jodi Wyman in that election, who had 37 per cent of the vote.

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