Winnipeg: Outgoing Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson has hung on to her legislature seat for the Progressive Conservatives.

Elections Manitoba says unofficial results from Tuesday’s provincial election show she is the successful candidate in Winnipeg’s Tuxedo riding.

Stefanson nudged out NDP candidate Larissa Ashdown by 263 votes.

Stefanson announced she was stepping down as leader of the Tories after Wab Kinew’s New Democrats won a majority government.

She has not said whether she plans to continue as a legislature member.

Stefanson became the first woman to lead the province’s government after winning a party leadership race when former premier Brian Pallister retired in 2021. — The Canadian Press  

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