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    29 days ago

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    “In the general election, people in Tuxedo spoke very loudly that they were ready for change and the NDP heard that call,” Compton told supporters at a victory party at the Original Joe’s restaurant on Kenaston Boulevard in Winnipeg after the unofficial results were announced.

    According to unofficial results as of 10 p.m., with all polling stations reporting, Compton led with 3,777 votes, ahead of Progressive Conservative candidate Lawrence Pinsky, who had 3,175.

    Polls closed Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the byelection, which was called after the riding’s Tory MLA, former premier Heather Stefanson, announced her retirement from politics earlier this year.

    The family lawyer, who campaigned with a focus on public safety and provincial finances, blamed his loss on the fact the NDP called the byelection early, which was a “tactical decision” by the premier.

    The provincial seat in west-central Winnipeg has historically been a Progressive Conservative stronghold, but the NDP came within 276 votes of upsetting the Tories in last October’s general election, despite barely campaigning in the riding.

    Compton beat the PC’s Pinsky, the Liberals’ Pfau, an advocate for foster parents and a PhD candidate in community health sciences, and Green Party Leader Gibson.

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