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NDP’s Carla Compton defeats PCs to win Tuxedo byelection, CBC projects

The NDP’s Carla Compton has been elected in Winnipeg’s Tuxedo riding, CBC projects, winning the seat for the party for the first time in the riding’s history.

According to unofficial results as of 9:09 p.m., with results from 19 of 21 eleciton day polling places reported, Compton led with 3,642 votes, ahead of Progressive Conservative candidate Lawrence Pinsky, who had 3,072.

Liberal candidate Jamie Pfau had 542 votes and Green candidate Janine Gibson had 114, according to Elections Manitoba. 

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.

More to come.

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