Rossmere is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created by redistribution in 1968, and has formally existed since the provincial election of 1969. The riding is located in the northeastern section of the City of Winnipeg.

Rossmere
Manitoba electoral district
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Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Manitoba
MLA
 
 
 
Andrew Micklefield
Progressive Conservative
District created1968
First contested1969
Last contested2016

Rossmere is bordered on the east by Radisson, to the south by Elmwood and Concordia, to the north by River East, and to the west by Kildonan. The Red River forms its western boundary.

Rossmere's population in 1996 was 19,959. In 1999, the average family income was $50,087, and the unemployment rate was 6.40%. According to a 1996 census report, 20% of the riding's residents were immigrants; 14% listed German as their ethnic origin, and a further 6% are Ukrainian. The aboriginal population was 4.5%.

Rossmere is relatively affluent, and most of its residents are in the middle-income range. There is still a significant working-class presence in the riding, however: 16% of the riding's industry is in manufacturing, with a further 13% work in the retail trade.

Although Rossmere's first MLA was New Democratic Party premier Edward Schreyer, it was historically a swing seat between the NDP and the Progressive Conservatives. After Schreyer's resignation in 1979, he was succeeded by the NDP's Vic Schroeder, who was re-elected in the elections of 1981 and 1986 over his Conservative opposition. Schroeder was a senior cabinet minister in the government of Howard Pawley, but was defeated in the 1988 election that swept the NDP from office. Progressive Conservative Harold Neufeld held the seat from 1988 to 1993, while future MP and federal cabinet minister Vic Toews was the MLA from 1995 to 1999. Both served in the cabinets of Gary Filmon.

For much of the early part of the new millennium, however, the Conservatives were not competitive in the seat. New Democrat Harry Schellenberg, who first won the seat in a 1993 by-election before narrowly losing to Toews in the 1995 provincial election, regained the seat in the 1999 election by narrowly defeating Toews in a rematch. Schellenberg went on to win re-election in the 2003 provincial election with nearly two-thirds of the vote. Schellenberg was succeeded by fellow NDP member Erna Braun, who won the seat in 2007 provincial election with 60% of the vote. Notably, the Conservatives did not nominate a candidate until after the election was called. The Tories took back the seat amid the massive Tory wave that swept through the province in 2016, with Andrew Micklefield defeating Braun by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.

Rossmere has voted for the party that has won every general election since 1981.

List of provincial representativesEdit

This riding has elected the following MLAs:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Brokenhead, Kildonan and Radisson
26th 1969-1973     Edward Schreyer New Democratic
27th 1973-1977
28th 1977-1979
1979-1981     Victor Schroeder New Democratic
29th 1981-1986
30th 1986-1988
31st 1988-1990     Harold Neufeld Progressive Conservative
32nd 1990-1993
1993-1995     Harry Schellenberg New Democratic
33rd 1995-1999     Vic Toews Progressive Conservative
34th 1999-2003     Harry Schellenberg New Democratic
35th 2003-2007
36th 2007-2011     Erna Braun New Democratic
37th 2011-2016
38th 2016–2019     Andrew Micklefield Progressive Conservative
39th 2019-present

Electoral resultsEdit

2016 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Progressive Conservative Andrew Micklefield 5,303 53.25 +17.39 $36,677.90
New Democratic Erna Braun 3,389 34.03 -22.35 $37,323.19
Liberal Malli Aulakh 838 8.41 +4.69 $6,822.53
Manitoba William Sullivan 427 4.28 +4.28 $1,184.93
Total valid votes/Expense limit 9,957 100.0   $52,030.00
Eligible voters
Source: Elections Manitoba[1][2][3]
2011 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Erna Braun 5,392 56.38 −4.33 $27,418.97
     Progressive Conservative Kaur Sidhu 3,430 35.86 +3.12 $32,542.12
Liberal Rene Belliveau 356 3.72 −2.83 $356.05
Green Evan Maydaniuk 351 3.67 $618.03
Total valid votes 9,529
Rejected and declined votes 35
Turnout 9,564 60.07
Registered voters 15,921
Source: Elections Manitoba[4]
2007 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Erna Braun 4,836 60.71 $28,754.31
     Progressive Conservative Cathy Cox 2,608 32.74 $18,967.41
Liberal Isaiah Oyeleru 522 6.55 $1,792.15
Total valid votes 7,966 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 43
Turnout 8,009 61.70
Registered voters 12,980
2003 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Harry Schellenberg 5,057 65.55 $22,387.56
  Progressive Conservative Virginia Larsson 2,296 29.76 $11,745.51
Liberal Sam Bhalesar 362 4.69 $67.50
Source: Elections Manitoba[5]
1999 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Harry Schellenberg 5,097 49.21 $25,409.00
     Progressive Conservative Vic Toews 4,803 46.37 $30,765.70
Liberal Cecilia Connelly 396 3.82 $766.92
Libertarian Chris Buors 62 0.60 $353.40
Total valid votes 10,358 100.00
Rejected and discarded votes 54
Turnout 10,412 79.47
Registered voters 13,102
1995 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Vic Toews 4,318 45.97 $20,855.00
New Democratic Harry Schellenberg 4,201 44.72 $22,807.00
Liberal Cecilia Connelly 875 9.31 $6,262.74
Total valid votes 9,394 100.00
Rejected and discarded votes 37
Turnout 9,431 77.08
Registered voters 12,235
1990 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Harold Neufeld 3,893 42.33
New Democratic Maxine Hamilton 2,725 29.63
Liberal Terry Duguid 875 26.27 -1.22
Western Independence Kathrina Cameron 163 n/a
Total valid votes 100.00
Rejected votes 25
Turnout 9,222 74.46
Registered voters 12,385
Source: Elections Manitoba[6]

Previous boundariesEdit

 
The 1999-2011 boundaries for Rossmere highlighted in red

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Candidates: 41st General Election". Elections Manitoba. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  2. ^ "41ST GENERAL ELECTION, APRIL 19, 2016 - OFFICIAL RESULTS". Elections Manitoba. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Election Returns: 41st General Election". Elections Manitoba. 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Election Returns: 40th General Election". Elections Manitoba. 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Election Returns: 38th General Election". Elections Manitoba. 2003. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Election Returns: 35th General Election" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. 2003. Retrieved 16 October 2018.

Coordinates: 49°55′59″N 97°04′55″W / 49.933°N 97.082°W / 49.933; -97.082