Kanagawa 2nd district

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Electoral districts in Kanagawa Prefecture

Kanagawa 2nd district (神奈川県第2区, Kanagawa-ken-dai-ni-ku) is a single-member constituency of the House of Representatives, the lower house of the national Diet of Japan. It is located in eastern Kanagawa Prefecture and consists of Yokohama city's Nishi (West), Minami (South) and Kōnan wards. As of 2012, 425,997 eligible voters were registered in the district giving it, like many urban districts, a vote weight well below the national average and more than twice as many voters as the highest vote weight district Kōchi 3.[1]

Before the electoral reform of the 1990s the area had been split between the four-member 1st district and the five-member 4th district.

The 2nd district's only representative since the electoral reform has been Liberal Democrat Yoshihide Suga (without factional affiliation), a former member of the Yokohama city council who entered the Diet as a newcomer in 1996. He was able to beat Akihiro Ueda (New Frontier Party, ex-Kōmeitō), one of the incumbents for the pre-reform 4th district. In subsequent elections he defended the seat against Democrats Akira Ōide and Kazuya Miura. Suga was Internal Affairs Minister in the First Abe cabinet and Chief Cabinet Secretary in the Second Abe Cabinet.

List of Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates Notes
Yoshihide Suga LDP 1996– Incumbent

Election results[edit]

2012[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
LDP (Kōmeitō) Yoshihide Suga 138,040 57.9
DPJ (PNP) Kazuya Miura 71,302 29.9
JCP Toshiaki Kodama 28,947 12.1
2009[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
LDP (Kōmeitō) Yoshihide Suga 132,270 46.5
DPJ (PNP) Kazuya Miura (elected by PR) 131,722 46.3
JCP Osamu Takayama 20,366 7.2
Turnout 289,602 68.3
2005[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
LDP Yoshihide Suga 160,111 58.4
DPJ Akira Ōide 91,723 33.5
JCP Miyako Itaya 22,284 8.1
Turnout 280,387 67.3
2003[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
LDP Yoshihide Suga 115,495 49.8
DPJ Akira Ōide (elected by PR) 93,406 40.6
JCP Miwako Yukawa 22,997 9.9
Turnout 238,818 58.1
2000[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
LDP Yoshihide Suga 95,960 42.3
DPJ Akira Ōide (elected by PR) 93,434 41.2
JCP Miwako Yukawa 37,485 16.5
1996[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
LDP Yoshihide Suga 70,459 32.2
NFP Akihiro Ueda 65,905 30.2
DPJ Akira Ōide 44,184 20.2
JCP Chiemi Miwa 30,550 14.0
NSP Yasuhiko Matsunaga 5,855 2.7
LL Tomoki Kanoya 1,555 0.7
Turnout 224,302 57.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC): 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 (in Japanese)
  2. ^ 総選挙2012>開票結果 小選挙区 神奈川. Yomiuri Shimbun (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  3. ^ 第45回衆議院議員選挙 - 神奈川2区. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). K.K. VoiceJapan. Retrieved 2012-01-22.  External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ 第44回衆議院議員選挙 - 神奈川2区. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). K.K. VoiceJapan. Retrieved 2012-01-22.  External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ 第43回衆議院議員選挙 - 神奈川2区. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). K.K. VoiceJapan. Retrieved 2012-01-22.  External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ 第42回衆議院議員選挙 - 神奈川2区. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). K.K. VoiceJapan. Retrieved 2012-01-22.  External link in |work= (help)
  7. ^ 第41回衆議院議員選挙 - 神奈川2区. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). K.K. VoiceJapan. Retrieved 2012-01-22.  External link in |work= (help)


Coordinates: 35°42′05″N 139°44′04″E / 35.701359°N 139.734421°E / 35.701359; 139.734421