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St. Vital (electoral district)

The 2011+ boundaries for St. Vital highlighted in red.

St. Vital is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba.


  • Historical riding 1
  • List of provincial representatives 2
  • Current riding 3
  • List of provincial representatives 4
  • Electoral results 5
  • Previous boundaries 6
  • References 7

Historical riding

The original St. Vital riding was established at the time of the province's creation in 1870, as one of twelve "francophone" constituencies. It was eliminated in 1879, after a redistribution process which reduced the level of francophone representation in the province.

List of provincial representatives

Name Party Took Office Left Office
André Beauchemin Government/French Party 1870 1874
Joseph Lemay Government/French Party 1874 1878
Maxime Goulet Government/French Party 1878 1879
Opposition/French Party 1878 1879

Current riding

The modern St. Vital riding was created by redistribution in 1957, and has formally existed since the provincial election of 1958. The riding is located in the southeastern section of the City of Winnipeg.

St. Vital is bordered to the east by St. Boniface and Southdale, to the south by Riel, to the north by St. Boniface and to the west by Riel, Lord Roberts and Fort Garry.

The riding's population in 1996 was 20,255. Its character is mostly middle-class, although 28% of the riding's residents are categorized as low income. In 1999, the average family income was $44,868, and the unemployment rate was 7.90%. Ten per cent of the riding's residents are francophone, and 7% are aboriginal. Almost half the riding's dwellings are rental units.

The service sector accounts for 16% of St. Vital's industry, with a further 13% in the retail trade.

St. Vital was represented by members of the Progressive Conservative party from 1958 to 1971. Since then, it has generally been represented by members of the Manitoba New Democratic Party (NDP), although the Liberals held the seat for one term from 1988–1990, and the Progressive Conservatives for two terms from 1990-1999. Particularly following the 1998 boundary changes, the riding is now generally regarded as safe for the NDP.

The current Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) is Hon. Nancy Allan, who was re-elected with over 60% of the vote in 2003 and again in 2007.

List of provincial representatives

Name Party Took Office Left Office
Fred Groves PC 1958 1966
Donald Craik PC 1966 1969
Jack Hardy PC 1969 1971
Jim Walding NDP 1971 1988
Bob Rose Lib 1988 1990
Shirley Render PC 1990 1999
Nancy Allan NDP 1999 present

Electoral results

Manitoba general election, 2011: St. Vital
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Nancy Allan 5,023 60.08 −1.66
     Progressive Conservative Mike Brown 2,876 34.40 +10.99
Liberal Harry Wolbert 461 5.51 −4.85
Total valid votes 8,360 99.53
Rejected and declined votes 39 0.46
Turnout 8,399 60.35
Registered voters 13,918
Majority 2,147 25.68
Manitoba general election, 2007: St. Vital
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Nancy Allan 4,611 61.74 −1.79 $16,126.19
     Progressive Conservative Grant Cooper 1,754 23.41 −0.41 $16,686.95
Liberal Harry Wolbert 776 10.36 +0.19 $4,889.96
Green Kristine Koster 351 4.68 +2.10 $248.50
Total valid votes 7,492 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 25
Turnout 7,517 58.46 +6.30
Registered voters 12,859
Manitoba general election, 2003: St. Vital
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic Nancy Allan 4,409 63.43 $12,969.78
     Progressive Conservative Kirsty Reilly 1,656 23.82 $3,931.49
Liberal Justin Beaudry 707 10.17 $1,713.63
Green Nelson Morrison 179 2.58 $53.60
Total valid votes 6,951 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 43
Turnout 6,994 52.16
Registered voters 13,409
Manitoba general election, 1999: St. Vital
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic Nancy Allan 5,298 50.91 $24,796.00
     Progressive Conservative Shirley Render 3,699 36.09 $30,635.47
Liberal Lynn Clark 1099 10.72 $10,303.82
     Manitoba Party Brian Hanslip 188 1.83 $846.32
Total valid votes 10,204 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 46
Turnout 10,250 74.04
Registered voters 13,844

Previous boundaries

The 1999-2011 boundaries for St. Vital highlighted in red


  1. ^ - 2007 results
  2. ^ - 1999 Results

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