Voters went to the polls in Manitoba on October 3rd, 2023

Voters in Manitoba elected 18 women or non-binary MLAs this October. Since Equal Voice started monitoring gender balance in elections in 2001 it is the highest number of gender-diverse and women MLAs the province has recorded. With these results, Manitoba is moving up to the 6th position in the gender parity ranking among provinces and territories, with 33% of gender diverse elected officials. Equal Voice is still advocating for gender parity – that means at least 50% of nominated candidates and at least 50% of elected MLAs being women or gender diverse people.

We are keeping track of all the women and gender diverse candidates who put their name on the ballot and the ones who got elected. The goal is to provide a simple and accessible resource for Canadians, journalists, and political parties.

Candidates are included if party or candidate received >5% of votes in the riding in the last election.


This spreadsheet uses publicly available information to track women and gender diverse candidates who put their name on the ballot in the 2023 Provincial Election in Manitoba. It will be regularly updated by Equal Voice, please report errors or omissions to [email protected] . Please credit “Equal Voice” if using this data.

Confirmed candidates who identify as a woman or non-binary


Total by Party 18 27 16 4  
Total Nominations 57 57 49 14  
Percentage of Women Candidates 31.6% 47.4% 32.6% 28.5%  

Number of Men and Women Elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (as of October 6th, 2023)

Election Year 2003 2007 2012 2015 2019 2023
Total Seats 57 57 57 57 57 57
# Men 43 40 41 44 42 38

# Women
14 17 16 13 15 19

Manitoba Election Tracking Sheet:

Confirmed women or non binary candidates are identified by name; elected ones are in bold with an hyperlink to their profiles
Blank spaces identify no candidate
Circles represent a confirmed male candidate


Candidates are included if party or candidate received >5% of votes in the riding in the last election

Provincial Ridings
Agassiz Jodie Byram Danica Wiggins O  
Assiniboia O Nellie Kennedy O  
Borderland O O O  
Brandon East O O O  
Brandon West O O   O
Burrows O O O  
Concordia O O Trish Rawsthorne  
Dauphin O O    
Dawson Trail O O   O
Elmwood O O O O
Flin Flon Charlotte Larocque O    
Fort Garry O O Shandi Strong* O
Fort Richmond Sarah Guillemard * Jennifer Chen O  
Fort Rouge Rejeanne Caron O Katherine Johnson  
Fort Whyte O Trudy Schroeder O  
Interlake-Gimli O Sarah Pinsent-Bardarson O  
Keewatinook O O Nellie Monias  
Kildonan-River East Alana Vannahme Rachelle Schott O  
Kirkfield Park O O Rhonda Nichol O
Lac du Bonnet O Kathy Majowski   O
Lakeside O O O  
La Verendrye O Siem Bianca Monica Guetre O
Lagimodière O O O  
McPhillips Sheilah Restall O O  
Midland Lauren Stone Hannah Drudge O  
Morden-Winkler Carrie Hiebert O O  
Notre Dame Mufarrah Waheed Malaya Marcelino * O O
Point Douglas Najiha Ali Bernadette Smith * O  
Portage la Prairie O Acacia Weselake O Arishya Aggarwal
Radisson O Jelynn Dela Cruz O  
Red River North O Alicia Hill    
Riding Mountain O O Eileen Smerchanski  
Riel Rochelle Squires ** O LeAmber Kensley  
River Heights O O O O
Roblin Kathleen Cook ** Madelanie Dwyer O  
Rossmere O Tracy Schmidt O O
Seine River Janice Morley-Lecomte* Billie Cross O  
South Eastern Manitoba O O    
Southdale Audrey Gordon ** Renée Cable O  
Springfield-Ritchot O Tammy Ivanco O  
Spruce Woods O Melissa Ghidoni Michelle Budiwski  
St. Boniface O O O  
St. James O O Vicki Rempel  
St. Johns O Nahanni Fontaine O  
St. Vital Saima Aziz O O  
Steinbach O O Cyndy Friesen Gabrielle Simard-Nadeau
Swan River O O    
The Maples O O Eddie Calisto-Tavares  
The Pas-Kameesak O Amanda Lathlin Alvina Rundle  
Thompson Linda Markus O O  
Transcona Titi Tijani O O  
Tuxedo Heather Stefanson Larissa Ashdown O  
Turtle Mountain O Lorna Canada Venegas-Mesa O  
Tyndall Park O Kelly Legaspi Cindy Lamoureux  
Union Station O Uzoma Asagwara Iqra Tariq  
Waverley O O O Manjit Kaur
Wolseley O Lisa Naylor O Janine G Gibson

This directory tracks the candidates in the four major political parties. We also included the candidate’s website or campaign platform if the information was available.

Please credit “Equal Voice” if using this data.

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