A judge has dismissed an application by former member of Parliament Shelly Glover to throw out the results of the Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative party’s leadership vote that named Heather Stefanson its leader.

Reading a lengthy decision on Friday afternoon, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench Justice James Edmond said case law makes it clear that elections cannot be lightly overturned.

Edmond said Glover had to prove not only that there were irregularities in the vote but that they substantially impacted the outcome. Stefanson was chosen as the governing party’s leader on Oct. 30 and was sworn in as Manitoba’s premier a few days later.

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