Douglas Moncrieff Stanes (February 28, 1917[1] in England[citation needed] – April 29, 2001) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1958 to 1969.[1]

Stanes was a Lieutenant-Colonel of the Middlesex Regiment, and served in southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe. In 1945-46, he served as Senior Official on Industrial Rehabilitation with the British Economic Mission in Greece. From 1955 to 1957, he served as a councillor for the City of St. James, which later became a part of Winnipeg.[2]

He was first elected to the provincial legislature in the 1958 election, defeating Liberal incumbent Reginald Wrightman[1] by 476 votes in the riding of St. James. He was re-elected by a comfortable margin in the 1959 election (defeating future NDP cabinet minister Alvin Mackling), and by fairly comfortable margins in the elections of 1962 and 1966.[1] On the latter occasion, he defeated Liberal candidate Lloyd Axworthy, later a prominent federal cabinet minister,[3] by 790 votes. Despite his background, Stanes was never appointed to cabinet.

He was defeated in the 1969 provincial election, losing to Alvin Mackling of the NDP by 966 votes.[4] He did not seek a return to the provincial legislature after this time, but was elected to the united Winnipeg city council in the municipal elections of 1971, 1974 and 1977.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Biographies of Deceased Members". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30.
  2. ^ Normandin, Pierre G (1965). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
  3. ^ "Lloyd Axworthy Dec.21, 1939". Algoma News. December 21, 2011. Archived from the original on September 14, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-14.
  4. ^ "St. James". CBC Votes 2011. CBC News. Retrieved 2013-09-14.