Hokkaido 9th district

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Hokkaidō 9th District
Parliamentary constituency
for the Japanese House of Representatives
衆議院小選挙区 北海道拡大枠.svg
Numbered map of Hokkaidō Prefecture single-member districts
Prefecture Hokkaidō
Proportional District Hokkaido
Electorate 414,438
Current constituency
Created 1994
Seats One
Party LDP
Representative Manabu Horii (2012-)
Created from Hokkaidō's 4th "medium-sized" district
Municipalities Kushiro and Nemuro Subprefectures

Hokkaidō 9th district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan (national legislature). It consists of Hokkaido's Hidaka and Iburi Subprefectures. As of 2009, 414,438 eligible voters were registered in the district.[1]

Hokkaidō 9th district, like neighboring 8th and 10th district, was considered a "Democratic kingdom" (minshu-ōkoku), a stronghold of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ). From its creation in 1996 until 2012 it had been represented by DPJ co-founder Yukio Hatoyama. In 2012, Hatoyama retired. The LDP had nominated Hokkaidō prefectural assemblyman and former Olympic speed skater Manabu Horii as their candidate in July 2012.[2]

In the 2000, 2003 and 2005 general elections, the Liberal Democratic Party's candidate was Hirofumi Iwakura, later mayor of Tomakomai, Iburi Subprefecture. In 2000, Iwakura lost the district to Hatoyama by a margin of less than 3,000 votes.

Before the 1994 electoral reform, the area had been part of Hokkaido 4th district where five representatives were elected by single non-transferable vote. Yukio Hatoyama (New Party Sakigake), Tatsuo Takahashi (LDP) and Tomoko Kami (JCP) had already stood as candidates there in 1993.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates Notes
Yukio Hatoyama DPJ 1996 – 2012 Prime Minister of Japan (2009–10)
Manabu Horii LDP 2012 – Incumbent

Election results[edit]

Japanese general election, 2014: Hokkaido 9th[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democratic Manabu Horii (endorsed by Kōmeitō) 97,805 45.73 Decrease9.46
Democratic Tatsumaru Yamaoka 86,252 40.32 Increase12.25
Communist Ryōichi Kudō 29,841 13.95 Increase0.62
Majority 10,653 5.41 Decrease21.71
Turnout 55.19 Decrease2.24
Liberal Democratic hold Swing Decrease10.86
Japanese general election, 2012: Hokkaido 9th[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democratic Manabu Horii (endorsed by Kōmeitō) 121,145 55.19 +29.13
Democratic Tatsumaru Yamaoka (endorsed by PNP) 61,616 28.07 -38.29
Communist Yasuko Hanai 29,257 13.33 +6.70
Ainu Naomi Shimazaki 7,495 3.41 N/A
Turnout 57.43 -17.24
Japanese general election, 2009: Hokkaido 9th[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Yukio Hatoyama (endorsed by PNP) 201,461 66.3 +17.0
Liberal Democratic Satoshi Kawabata (endorsed by Kōmeitō) 79,116 26.1 -16.9
Communist Akiko Satō 20,286 6.7 -1.0
Happiness Realization Eiichi Satomura 2,735 0.9 N/A
Turnout 308,795 74.67 +1.41
Japanese general election, 2005: Hokkaido 9th[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Yukio Hatoyama 150,050 49.3 -0.7
Liberal Democratic Hirofumi Iwakura (endorsed by Kōmeitō) 131,130 43.0 +0.9
Communist Akiko Satō 23,400 7.7 -0.2
Turnout 308,545 73.26
Japanese general election, 2003: Hokkaido 9th[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Yukio Hatoyama (endorsed by SDP) 141,442 50.0 +4.6
Liberal Democratic Hirofumi Iwakura (endorsed by Kōmeitō) 118,958 42.1 -2.5
Communist Seiji Tanimoto 22,382 7.9 -2.1
Japanese general election, 2000: Hokkaido 9th[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Yukio Hatoyama 131,500 45.4 -7.4
Liberal Democratic Hirofumi Iwakura (endorsed by Kōmeitō, NCP) 128,975 44.6 +17.1
Communist Yūichi Tazawa 28,840 10.0 -9.7
Japanese general election, 1996: Hokkaido 9th[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Yukio Hatoyama 131,936 52.8
Liberal Democratic Tatsuo Takahashi 68,793 27.5
Communist Tomoko Kami 49,196 19.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC): 平成21年9月2日現在における選挙人名簿及び在外選挙人名簿登録者数 (in Japanese)
  2. ^ The Japan Times, July 5, 2012: Hatoyama could face tough re-election bid against Horii
  3. ^ 小選挙区:北海道 - 開票速報 - 2014総選挙: 朝日新聞デジタル (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun. Retrieved 2016-01-22. 
  4. ^ 第46回衆議院議員選挙 - 北海道9区. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). Heartbeats. Retrieved 2012-12-22.  External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ 第46回総選挙>小選挙区開票速報:北海道. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun. Retrieved 2012-12-22.  External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ 衆議院>第45回衆議院議員選挙>北海道>北海道9区. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2010-01-07.  External link in |work= (help)
  7. ^ 衆議院>第44回衆議院議員選挙>北海道>北海道9区. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2009-12-30.  External link in |work= (help)
  8. ^ 衆議院 >第43回衆議院議員選挙 >北海道>北海道9区. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2009-12-30.  External link in |work= (help)
  9. ^ 衆議院>第42回衆議院議員選挙>北海道>北海道9区. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2009-12-40.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help); External link in |work= (help)
  10. ^ 衆議院>第41回衆議院議員選挙 >北海道>北海道9区. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2010-01-07.  External link in |work= (help)
House of Representatives of Japan
Preceded by
Fukuoka 8th district
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Tokyo 18th district