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In a stator of a rotary electric machine, a stator winding is wound through slots of a stator core. The stator winding is constructed of conductor segments. Each of the conductor segments includes a slot inside portion held in the slot and a slot outside portion extending from the slot inside portion and located outside of the stator core. The slot outside portion is bent in a circumferential direction of the stator core. An insulating member is provided between an inner wall defining the slot and the conductor segments in the slot. The insulating member forms a deformed portion having the shape corresponding to a bent shape of the slot outside portion. Alternatively, the insulating member forms a deformed portion that is easily deformed when the conductor segments are bent and contact the insulating member.