Leadership 2017

    The 2017 Manitoba NDP leadership race is a unique and exciting opportunity to get engaged and help grow our party — and work towards social, economic, and environmental justice in Manitoba.

    Check this page regularly for all the latest news & updates on Leadership 2017.

    Can't find what you're looking for? Visit our FAQ page for more information.

    Nominated Leadership Candidates

    Steve Ashton

    Wab Kinew

    Leadership 2017 Forums

    All forums are free and open to the public. Have a question for the candidates? Submit yours online for consideration.


    • Tuesday, July 18 @ 7:00 p.m.
    • Riverbank Discovery Centre (545 Conservation Dr.)
    • Watch the debate


    • Thursday, July 20 @ 7:30 p.m.
    • Gimli Recreation Centre (45 Centennial Rd.)
    • Watch the debate


    • Monday, July 24 @ 7:00 p.m.
    • Vale Community Centre Gymnasium (274 Thompson Dr. S)


    • Wednesday, July 26 @ 7:00 p.m.
    • Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex (599 Portage Ave.)

    Important Dates

    June 18

    • Membership Deadline

    July 15

    • Leadership Candidate Nomination Deadline
      NOTE: Leadership Candidate applicants must submit their application in accordance to the Manitoba NDP Leadership Rules. The required application forms and criteria are listed under “Part II – Candidate Nomination Rules”.
      Any member in good standing that plans on submitting a nomination application for the Manitoba NDP Leadership must contact Keith Bellamy (keith@todaysndp.ca), Leadership Election Officer, for the required forms.

    July 18

    • Brandon Leadership Forum
      • Riverbank Discovery Centre (545 Conservation Dr)
      • 7:00 p.m.

    July 20

    • Gimli Leadership Forum
      • Gimli Recreation Centre (45 Centennial Rd)
      • 7:30 p.m.

    July 24

    • Thompson Leadership Forum
      • Vale Regional Community Centre (274 Thompson Dr. S)
      • 7:00 p.m.

    July 26

    • Winnipeg Leadership Forum
      • Richardson college for the Environment & Science Complex (599 Portage Ave)
      • 7:00 p.m.

    July 31

    • Delegate Application Deadline
      • All independent Application to Stand as a Delegate forms must be submitted to Provincial Office by Monday, July 31 at 4:30 PM.
      • All candidate slates and accompanying forms must be submitted by that campaign to Provincial Office by Monday, July 31 at 4:30 PM.

    August 8

    • Delegate Selection Voting begins

    August 21

    • Delegate Selection Voting ends

    September 15

    • Leadership Event

    September 16

    • Leadership Convention

    Application to Stand as a Delegate

    Anyone interested in being considered to stand as a delegate must submit an "Application to Stand as a Delegate" form.

    If you would like to support a particular candidate, contact that campaign to let them know. (Nominated Leadership Candidates’ websites are listed above).

    If you would like to be an independent delegate, complete the Application to Stand as a Delegate form and submit it to Provincial Office by July 31, 2017 at 4:30 p.m..

    For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

    Important Links

    leadership_rules_2017.pdf178.07 KB
    application_to_stand_as_a_delegate_2017_independent.pdf238.33 KB
    application_to_stand_as_a_delegate_2017_-_automatic_-_fillable.pdf66.99 KB
    membership_receipt_transmittal_form.pdf160.21 KB