Manitoba Liberal Party candidates, 1981 Manitoba provincial election

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The Manitoba Liberal Party fielded 39 candidates in the 1981 provincial election, none of whom were elected. This was the first time since party politics were introduced to Manitoba that the Liberal Party did not win any representation in a general election.

Margaret Workman (Brandon East)[edit]

Workman was born in Deloraine in 1924, and later moved to Brandon where she worked for the Manitoba Telephone System. She was elected to the Brandon City Council in 1974, and was re-elected in 1977 and 1980 before standing down to look over her gravely ill spouse.[1] In addition to her bid for provincial office in 1981, she made an unsuccessful attempt to become Mayor of Brandon in 1989. She was Glen McKinnon's campaign manager in the 1997 federal election.[2] She died in 2006.[3]

Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes  % Place Winner
1974 municipal Brandon City Council, Ward Six n/a 515 1/3 herself
1977 municipal Brandon City Council, Ward Six n/a 413 1/2 herself
1980 municipal Brandon City Council, Ward Six n/a not listed not listed herself
1981 provincial Brandon East Liberal 512 3/3 Leonard Evans, New Democratic Party
1989 municipal Mayor of Brandon n/a <1,800 3/3 Rick Borotsik


  1. ^ Randy Turner, "Three fight for office", Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 1989, 2.
  2. ^ Bud Robertson, "Rural Liberals take hit", Winnipeg Free Press, 3 June 1997, A3.
  3. ^ Jon Gerrard's blog entry, 10 October 2006, Manitoba Liberal Party, accessed 17 October 2007.