New Democratic Party of Manitoba leadership election, 2009

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New Democratic Party of Manitoba leadership election, 2009
Date October 16–17, 2009
Convention Winnipeg, Manitoba
Resigning leader Gary Doer
Won by Greg Selinger
Ballots 1
Candidates Steve Ashton
Greg Selinger
Andrew Swan (withdrew)
Entrance Fee C$500 (deposit)
Spending limit C$50,000

New Democratic Party of Manitoba leadership elections

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The New Democratic Party of Manitoba leadership election of 2009 was prompted by former leader Gary Doer's resignation. Doer announced on August 27, 2009 that he intended to resign as leader of the New Democratic Party of Manitoba and Premier of Manitoba and the next day he announced that he was to become the next Canadian Ambassador to the United States. A leadership convention was held on October 16–17 to choose the new leader. There were two candidates for the position: former Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Steve Ashton and former Minister of Finance, Greg Selinger. Selinger received 65.75% of the ballots, and as such was elected party leader and became Premier-designate.

Declared candidates[edit]

Steve Ashton[edit]

Steve Ashton is the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Thompson[1] and was the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs until he resigned to run for the leadership on September 4, 2009.[2]

Endorsements[edit]

Greg Selinger[edit]

Greg Selinger is the Member of the Legislative Assembly for St. Boniface[1] and was the Minister of Finance until he resigned to run for the leadership on September 8, 2009.[3][4]

Endorsements[edit]

Provincial cabinet ministers
Members of Parliament
Members of the Legislative Assembly
Other high profile endorsements

Withdrawn candidates[edit]

Andrew Swan[edit]

Andrew Swan is the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Minto[1] and was the Minister of Competitiveness, Training and Trade until he resigned to run for the leadership on September 2, 2009.[6][7] Swan dropped out of the race on September 28, 2009[8] and regained his ministerial positions on October 5, 2009.[9]

Potential candidates[edit]

Did not run[edit]

Results[edit]

New Democratic Party of Manitoba leadership election, 2009
Candidate Votes Percentage
Greg Selinger 1,317 65.75%
Steve Ashton 685 34.20%
Spoiled ballots 1 0.05%
Total 2,003 100.00%

Resources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "MLA Biographies - Living". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. 4 August 2009. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Ashton enters NDP leadership race". CBC News. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 4 October 2009. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Turenne, Paul (8 September 2009). "Selinger joins the premier race". Winnipeg Sun (Sun Media). Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  4. ^ Keele, Jeff (8 September 2009). "Greg Selinger Enters Race". Canwest. Global TV. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Bill Blaikie gets behind Selinger". Winnipeg Free Press. 11 September 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Turenne, Paul (3 September 2009). "Swan first to enter race to replace Doer". Winnipeg Sun (Sun Media). Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  7. ^ Kusch, Larry (3 September 2009). "Swan first to throw hat into ring". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  8. ^ "Swan bows out of NDP race". CBC News. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 28 September 2009. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  9. ^ "PROVINCE ANNOUNCES SWAN TO BE SWORN IN TODAY AS MINISTER OF COMPETITIVENESS, TRAINING AND TRADE" (Press release). Government of Manitoba. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 9 October 2009.