New Democratic Party of Manitoba leadership elections
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The New Democratic Party of Manitoba has held seven leadership conventions to select a party leader since its founding in 1961. In each instance, the leader was chosen by secret-ballot voting among delegates. The results of these votes are listed below.
1961 leadership convention
(Held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 4, 1961)
Paulley's victory was reported in the Winnipeg Free Press on November 6, 1961. The numerical totals were not released, although is generally accepted that Paulley won by a significant majority. In 1968, he was challenged for the party leadership by fellow legislator Sidney Green.
1968 leadership challenge
(Held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 3, 1968)
|Total Valid Votes||381||100.00|
(Results taken from the Globe and Mail, 4 November 1968.)
Paulley resigned as party leader in 1969.
1969 leadership convention
(Held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on June 7, 1969)
|Total Valid Votes||683||100.00|
(Results taken from the Globe and Mail, 9 June 1969.)
Schreyer resigned as party leader in January 1979, after being appointed Governor-General of Canada on the advice of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. In the same month, Howard Pawley was chosen as interim leader of the NDP's legislative caucus, defeating Sidney Green and Saul Cherniack in a closed-session vote.
1979 leadership convention
(Held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 4, 1979)
|Total Valid Votes||737||100.00|
A fourth candidate, Nick Ternette, withdrew from the contest on November 2, 1979, and backed Muriel Smith.
(Results taken from the Globe and Mail, 5 November 1979).
Pawley resigned as leader in 1988, after his government lost a vote of confidence in the legislature. He continued to serve as premier in a caretaker government, and the NDP held a snap leadership convention in the opening weeks of the 1988 provincial election.
1988 leadership convention
(Held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 30, 1988)
|Total Valid Votes||1,663||100.00|
Hemphill and Santos both fell below the 15% quota required to stay on the ballot, and were eliminated. Hemphill supported Anstett on the second ballot.
|Total Valid Votes||1,656||100.00|
Anstett was eliminated. Both Anstett and Hemphill supported Harapiak on the third ballot.
|Total Valid Votes||1,649||100.00|
Gary Doer lead the Manitoba NDP until 2009. He served as premier of Manitoba from 1999 until 2009. He is now the Canadian Ambassador to the United States.
2009 leadership convention
(Held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 17, 2009)
|Total Valid Votes||2,002||100.00|
Greg Selinger became leader and was sworn in as Premier on October 19, 2009.
2015 leadership convention
(Held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 8, 2015)
The leadership election was called by Selinger as a test of his leadership following a caucus revolt. First ballot
|Total Valid Votes||1,699||100.00|
Ashton eliminated. Releases his delegates, did not publicly endorse another candidate
|Total Valid Votes||1,490||100.00|
2017 leadership election
There will be a leadership election in October 2017 following Greg Selinger's announcement that he is resigning as party leader following the NDP government's defeat in the April 19, 2016, provincial election. The rules of the contest, and whether a delegated convention or one member one vote system will be used, is to be decided by the party in March 2017.
Prospective candidates include:
- James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview (2011–present), former Minister of Justice and Attorney General (2014–2016).
- Steve Ashton, MLA for Thompson (1981–2016), former cabinet minister under Gary Doer and Greg Selinger, second place leadership candidate in 2009 and third place leadership candidate in 2015.
- Kevin Chief, MLA for Point Douglas (2011–present), Minister of Jobs and the Economy (2014–2016), Minister of Children and Youth Opportunities (2012–2014).
- Wab Kinew, MLA for Fort Rouge (2016-present), former broadcaster, musician, and professor.
- Theresa Oswald, runner-up in 2015 leadership election, former MLA MLA for Seine River (2003–2016), Minister of Jobs and the Economy (2013–2014), Minister of Health (2006–2013), Minister of Healthy Living (2004–2006).
- Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto (2004–present), former cabinet minister under Doer and Selinger.
- Matt Wiebe, MLA for Concordia (2010-present).
Kevin Chief announced in September 2016 that he will not be a candidate.
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- "Manitoba Premier Selinger leads after first ballot in NDP leadership vote". Globe and Mail. March 8, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
- "Greg Selinger remains leader of Manitoba NDP, province's premier". CBC News. March 8, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2015.