Birtle-Russell is a former provincial electoral division in Manitoba, Canada.

Birtle-Russell was established in 1957, created by the first Independent Boundaries Commission in Manitoba. It was located in the western part of the province, on the border with Saskatchewan.[1] It included the area around the towns of Birtle and Russell. Political power in the area shifted between the Progressive Conservatives and the Liberal-Progressives and Liberals until 1969. When the New Democratic Party first came to office the area became a Progressive Conservative stronghold.

Provincial representatives edit

  Name Party Took office Left office
  Rod Clement
Liberal-Progressive 1949 (In the riding of Russell) 1959
  Robert Smellie
Progressive Conservative 1959 1966
  Rod Clement
Liberal 1966 1968
  Harry Graham
Progressive Conservative 1969 1986 (From 1981-1986 representing Virden)

Election results edit

1969 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Harry Graham 2,374 39.59
New Democratic Donald Kostesky 2,263 37.74
Liberal John Braendle 1,360 22.68
Total valid votes 5,997 100.00
Rejected and discarded votes 12
Turnout 6,009 72.47
Electors on the lists 8,292

References edit

  1. ^ Winnipeg Free Press, 13 February 1969, p. 15.