Springfield (provincial electoral district)
Springfield was a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created by the province's first electoral redistribution in 1874 and existed until 2011, except for the period from 1914 to 1920.
Springfield was located to the immediate east of the City of Winnipeg. It was bordered to the north by Selkirk and Gimli, to the east by Lac Du Bonnet and to the south by La Verendrye. The riding included the municipalities of Springfield and East St. Paul, as well as Anola, Dugald, Birds Hill and Oakbank. Before 1989, the riding stretched as far as the Ontario border.
The riding's population in 1996 was 18,599. In 1999, the average family income was $67,794, and the unemployment rate was 4.50%. Manufacturing accounted for 12% of all industry in the riding, followed by 11% in the service sector. Springfield had significant Ukrainian and German populations, at 9% and 8% respectively.
Springfield was represented by various political parties over its long history, without any one party dominating for an extended period of time. This pattern hd begun to change, as the riding had been represented by the Progressive Conservatives since 1990, and the last member, Member of the Legislative Assembly, Ron Schuler, was re-elected with over 60% of the vote in 2003. The seat was considered safe for the Progressive Conservatives.
List of provincial representatives
|Manitoba general election, 2007: Springfield|
|Progressive Conservative||Ron Schuler||5,165||58.16||$25,538.14|
|New Democratic||Ernest Muswagon||2,656||29.91||$7,505.06|
|Total valid votes||8,835||99.48|
|Rejected and declined votes||46|
- (x)Ron Schuler (PC) 4917 (60.62%)
- Georgine Spooner (NDP) 2512 (30.97%)
- Vince Boileau (L) 682 8111 (8.41%)
|Manitoba general election, 1999: Springfield|
|Progressive Conservative||Ron Schuler||4,969||49.47||$25,718.76|
|New Democratic||Leonard Kimacovich||4,058||40.40||$26,227.00|
|Manitoba Party||Roger Woloshyn||203||2.02||$2,703.08|
|Total valid votes||10,001||99.56|
|Rejected and declined votes||44|