Iva Yeo

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Iva Yeo (born June 5, 1939 in Winnipeg, Manitoba)[1] is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. She was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1988 to 1990, representing the Winnipeg riding of Sturgeon Creek for the Manitoba Liberal Party.[2][3]


The daughter of Arthur W.S. Hay and Irene Stewart, she was educated at the Winnipeg General Hospital and the University of Saskatchewan, and worked as a nurse educator at the St. Boniface School for Practical Nurses, as well as working in student affairs at St. Boniface Schools of Nursing. In 1961, she married Dr. Thomas Archie Yeo.[1]

Political career[edit]

She served as a school trustee in the 1980s, in the district of Silver Heights-Booth. In the provincial election of 1988, she defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative Frank Johnston by 659 votes in Sturgeon Creek. The Manitoba Liberals increased their parliamentary representation from one to twenty in this election, and Yeo sat in the official opposition for the next two years. In the 1990 provincial election, she lost to Tory Gerry McAlpine by 769 votes[3] amid a general loss of support for her party.

Election results[edit]

1988 Manitoba general election: Sturgeon Creek
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Iva Yeo 4,833 47.45 +30.55
Progressive Conservative Frank Johnston 4,174 40.98 -14.19
New Democratic Len Sawatsky 993 9.75 -16.79
Confederation of Regions Hugh Buskell 158 1.55 n/a
Communist Nigel Hanrahan 27 0.27 n/a
Total valid votes 10,185 100.00
Rejected ballots 19
Turnout 10,204 76.73
Eligible voters 13,298
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +22.37
Source: Elections Manitoba[4]
1990 Manitoba general election: Sturgeon Creek
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Gerry McAlpine 4,676 46.51 +5.53
Liberal Iva Yeo 3,907 38.86 -8.59
New Democratic Andrew Swan 1,471 14.63 +4.88
Turnout 10,093 74.22 -2.51
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +7.06
Source: Elections Manitoba[5]


  1. ^ a b Normandin, Pierre G (1989). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
  2. ^ "MLA Biographies - Living". The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  3. ^ a b "Manitoba Votes 2007". CBC. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  4. ^ "Candidates: 34th General Election" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. April 26, 1988. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Historical Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-12-01.