Thompson is swinging back to orange.
Danielle Adams of the New Democrats will be Thompson’s next MLA.
She received 54.41% of the votes, followed by incumbent PC MLA Kelly Bindle, who received 35.92%. Meagan Jemmet of the Green Party came in third at 6.03%, and Darla Contois brings up the rear at 3.63%.
In her victory speech last night, Adams thanked her campaign team and voters at her campaign office.
"This is not my win, this is our win. This was a team effort. We showed the PCs what northerns want. They want a representative in Winnipeg that's going to speak for them. Someone who's going to stand up for value-added jobs, going to stand up to this privatization and cuts agenda."
Bindle, who came by Adams’ campaign office last night to congratulate her on her win, says that while he didn’t get re-elected this time, he’s glad to see the PCs form a majority government for a second term, adding that having a majority will allow their policies to come through at the legislature.
He also offered some advice for the newly-minted MLA.
"There's going to be a lot demands from her party, from the legislature, and the constituents. The best advice I could give would be don't take it personally. Some people are going to say 'oh, you're the worst', and some are going to say 'oh, you're the greatest', and as soon as you believe either one, you're in trouble."
Bindle went on to thank all his supporters, volunteers, and their families for helping hm through the entire election.
While the provincial election has wrapped up, Manitobans won't get any rest from political campaigns or promises, as the federal election kicks off today.