Support from his home community helped New Democrat Tom Lindsey become MLA of the Flin Flon constituency, poll-by-poll results from the recent provincial election show.
Lindsey topped election day polls in the community of Flin Flon with 484 votes. That put him 27 votes ahead of Angela Enright of the Progressive Conservatives (457) and 53 votes ahead of Liberal Leslie Beck (431). Independent incumbent Clarence Pettersen was a distant fourth (213).
Lindsey also won the advance polls in the community with 150 votes – 44 more than Enright (106). Beck placed third (75) and Pettersen fourth (44).
In election day and advance polls in Cranberry Portage, Lindsey again came out on top, this time with 93 votes. That was 25 votes more than Enright (68), with Beck third (49) and Pettersen fourth (14).
Enright was dominant in her home community of Snow Lake, garnering 182 votes. That was more than double second-place Lindsey (80). Beck (25) and Pettersen (21) lagged further behind.
Enright was also the favoured candidate in Sherridon with 18 votes. That put her ahead of Lindsey (8), Pettersen (6) and Beck (2).
Beck enjoyed considerable support in some First Nations communities, winning Pukatawagan, Nelson House and South Indian Lake. She also won Lynn Lake.
Lindsey was victorious in Leaf Rapids, Tadoule Lake, Brochet and Lac Brochet.
Among non-resident, absentee and homebound voters, as well as those who wrote in the name of their preferred candidate, Beck placed first by a two-vote margin over Lindsey.
All told, Lindsey won six of 12 communities in the constituency. Beck won four while Enright won two.
Running as an independent, Pettersen was unable to muster strong support. Most of his support came from the community of Flin Flon, where he earned 13 per cent of the vote. Across the riding he garnered 11 per cent of the vote.
The verified election results differ from those reported on election night on April 19. They show Lindsey (1,106) won the riding by 152 votes over second-place Enright (954). Beck was a close third (948) with Pettersen far behind in fourth (359).
Voter turnout across the riding was 34.4 per cent. In the community Flin Flon, turnout was about 58 per cent, though a precise figure is unclear since non-residents were eligible to vote in advance polls set up in the community.