Kanagawa 11th district

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Electoral districts in Kanagawa Prefecture

The Kanagawa 11th district (神奈川11区 Kanagawa dai-juichi-ku?) is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan (national legislature). It is located in Kanagawa Prefecture, and consists of the cities of Miura and Yokosuka. Former Prime Minister of Japan Junichiro Koizumi served as the first representative of the constituency from its creation in 1996. Koizumi retired at the 2009 elections[1] and his son Shinjirō ran as a candidate for his father's old seat.[2] The Democratic Party of Japan fielded Katsuhito Yokokume, a lawyer and former participant in the Ainori TV show,[3] as a candidate in 2009 to a bid to end the LDP dominance of the district.[4]

As of September 2012, 391,020 eligible voters were registered in the district.[5]

List of Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates Notes
Jun'ichirō Koizumi LDP 1996–2009 Retired
Shinjirō Koizumi LDP 2009– Incumbent

Election results[edit]

2012[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democratic Shinjirō Koizumi 184,360 79.9
Democratic Kōtarō Hayashi 25,134 10.9
Communist Michio Saida 17,740 7.7
Independent Toshihide Morimoto 2,131 0.9
Independent Yoshinobu Iwata 1,489 0.6
2009[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democratic Shinjirō Koizumi 150,893 56.16 -17.00
Democratic Katsuhito Yokokume 96,631 35.97 +17.20
Communist Masako Itō 12,601 4.69 +0.47
Happiness Realization Party Akihisa Tsurukawa 2,375 0.88 N/A
Independent Yoshinobu Iwata 1,830 0.68 N/A
Majority 54,262 20.20 -34.19
Turnout 268,666 68.12 -0.34
Liberal Democratic hold Swing -17.10
2005[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democratic Junichiro Koizumi 197,037 73.16 -1.26
Democratic Tsuyoshi Saitō 50,551 18.77 0.0
Communist Kazuhiro Seto 11,377 4.22 -1.59
Independent Naoto Amaki 7,475 2.78 0.0
Independent Hideyoshi Hashiba 2,874 1.07 0.0
Majority 146,486 54.39 -0.28
Turnout 272,431 68.46 8.55
Liberal Democratic hold Swing
2003[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democratic Junichiro Koizumi 174,374 74.42 5.40
Democratic Yusuke Sawaki 46,290 19.76 1.02
Communist Kazuhiro Seto 13,632 5.82 0.0
Majority 128,084 54.67 4.38
Turnout 238,996 59.91 0.52
Liberal Democratic hold Swing
2000[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democratic Junichiro Koizumi 157,335 69.03 10.87
Democratic Yusuke Sawaki 42,707 18.74 0.0
Communist Yasushi Koizumi 27,890 12.24 0.0
Majority 114,628 50.29 18.30
Turnout 59.39 -0.26
Liberal Democratic hold Swing
1996[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democratic Junichiro Koizumi 118,955 58.16 0.0
New Frontiers Tadatsugu Miyagi[11] 53,523 26.17 0.0
Communist Mitsutaka Yoshida[12] 27,518 13.45 0.0
Liberal League Seiichi Hata 4,552 2.23 0.0
Majority 65,432 31.99 0.0
Turnout 59.65 0.0
Liberal Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fackler, Martin (2009-03-15). "Japan's Political Dynasties Come Under Fire but Prove Resilient". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  2. ^ http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20080926a1.html
  3. ^ Nikkan Sports, November 20, 2008: 小泉Jrの刺客は27歳「あいのり」弁護士 (Japanese)
  4. ^ Katsuhito Yokokume, official website (Japanese)
  5. ^ Ministry of general affairs: 平成24年9月2日現在選挙人名簿及び在外選挙人名簿登録者数 (Japanese)
  6. ^ 総選挙2012>開票結果 小選挙区 神奈川. Yomiuri Shimbun (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  7. ^ 神奈川11区 第45回衆議院議員選挙. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  8. ^ 神奈川11区 第44回衆議院議員選挙. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  9. ^ a b 神奈川11区 第43回衆議院議員選挙. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  10. ^ 神奈川11区 第41回衆議院議員選挙. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2008-02-10. ; NB: the source is incorrect in the number of the turnout.
  11. ^ 宮地 忠継
  12. ^ 吉田 光孝

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