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Mike Abbey is a government employee and politician in Manitoba, Canada. In the Canadian federal election of 2004, he was a candidate of the New Democratic Party of Canada in the southwestern Manitoba riding of Brandon-Souris.
Abbey has a diploma in business administration from Assiniboine Community College , and has worked for the province of Manitoba since 1986 (including a tenure a President of the Manitoba Heritage Grants Advisory Council). During the 2004 election, he was completing a Bachelor of Arts degree at Brandon University, majoring in history.
Abbey is a longtime supporter of the NDP, and has held numerous position on the provincial NDP riding association in Brandon East (which has continuously elected New Democrats to the Manitoba legislature since 1969). His own campaign, however, was not successful. The federal NDP does not have a strong base in the region; he received 6740 votes, or about 19% of the total cast.
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