History made as Carla Compton elected first NDP MLA for Tuxedo

May 20, 2024 | Treaty 1 and Dakota Territory, Homeland of the Red River Métis, Winnipeg - Today, Carla Compton was elected as the next MLA for Tuxedo. The election is a historic win — the first time the NDP has won the seat since its creation, and the first time since 1971 that a governing party in Manitoba has flipped a seat in a byelection.

“Today’s win proves that the PCs can no longer take any constituency for granted,” said NDP leader Wab Kinew. “Families across the province are united behind our positive vision for one Manitoba. For Tuxedo, Carla will be a strong voice in our government as we rebuild health care and make life more affordable.”

Prior to being elected, Compton worked as a hemodialysis nurse for over 18 years. She will bring her experience on the front lines to work alongside Wab Kinew and the NDP team to rebuild health care.

“After 40 years of PCs, I’m honoured to have been elected as the first-ever NDP MLA for Tuxedo,” said Compton. “As a nurse, I have watched PCs cuts to health care hurt my patients and drive my colleagues out of the system. Together with Wab Kinew, we will work to rebuild health care and make life better for Manitoba families.”

The NDP has committed to rebuilding health care by investing in 1,000 new health care workers, opening new neighbourhood clinics, and reopening the Victoria ER.