Saitama 3rd district

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Saitama 3rd district (埼玉県第3区 Saitama-ken dai-sanku or simply 埼玉3区 Saitama 3-ku) is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in Southeastern Saitama and consists of the cities of Sōka and Koshigaya. As of 2012, 460,884 eligible voters were registered in the district.[1]

Before the electoral reform of 1994, Sōka was part of the 1st district where three Representatives had been elected by single non-transferable vote, and Koshigaya part of Saitama 4th district (four Representatives).

Between 1996 and 2009, the district had been closely contested between former Sōka mayor Hiroshi Imai (now LDP, Koga faction) who was first elected as JNP candidate from the old 1st district in 1993, and Ex-Socialist Ritsuo Hosokawa (now DPJ, Kan group) who is originally from Kōchi Prefecture but had represented the old 4th district for the JSP since 1990. After his 2009 defeat Imai retired from politics. Hosokawa went on to serve in the DPJ-led cabinets as vice minister and minister. But in the landslide Democratic defeat in 2012, he lost the district to Liberal Democratic newcomer Hitoshi Kikawada and also failed to win a proportional seat.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates Notes
Hiroshi Imai NFP 1996 – 2000 Failed reelection in the Northern Kantō PR block
Ritsuo Hosokawa DPJ 2000 – 2005 Reelected in the Northern Kantō PR block
Hiroshi Imai LDP 2005 – 2009 Failed reelection in the Northern Kantō PR block
Ritsuo Hosokawa DPJ 2009 – 2012 Failed reelection in the Northern Kantō PR block
Hitoshi Kikawada LDP 2012 – Incumbent

Election results[edit]

2012[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
LDP (Kōmeitō) Hitoshi Kikawada 87,695 35.5
DPJ (PNP) Ritsuo Hosokawa 58,590 23.7
JRP Kanji Yakou 46,136 18.7
YP Eiji Miyase 37,034 15.0
JCP Shin'ichi Hirose 17,346 7.0
2009[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DPJ (PNP support) Ritsuo Hosokawa 167,432 60.0
LDP (Kōmeitō support) Hiroshi Imai 103,369 37.1
HRP Takeshi Iida 8,194 2.9
Turnout 287,403 63.63
2005[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
LDP Hiroshi Imai 140,010 51.3
DPJ Ritsuo Hosokawa (elected by PR) 109,816 40.3
JCP Isamu Matsuzawa 22,912 8.4
Turnout 278,602 63.16
2003[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DPJ Ritsuo Hosokawa 104,182 46.4
LDP Hiroshi Imai (elected by PR) 103,588 46.1
JCP Tsutomu Tamura 16,703 7.4
Turnout 228,724 52.44
2000[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DPJ Ritsuo Hosokawa 105,054 47.0
LDP Hiroshi Imai 87,344 39.1
JCP Tsutomu Tamura 30,997 13.9
1996[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
NFP Hiroshi Imai 63,841 31.4
LDP Takuji Noguchi 54,703 26.9
DPJ Ritsuo Hosokawa (elected by PR) 45,400 22.3
JCP Jin Kumaki 25,792 12.7
Independent Toyoji Inoue 13,524 6.7
Turnout 207,366 51.53

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 ‹See Tfd›(in Japanese)
  2. ^ 総選挙2012>開票結果 小選挙区 埼玉. Yomiuri Shimbun (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-02-08.
  3. ^ 衆議院>第45回衆議院議員選挙>埼玉県>埼玉3区. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2011-03-10. External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ 衆議院>第44回衆議院議員選挙>埼玉県>埼玉3区. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2011-03-10. External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ 衆議院>第43回衆議院議員選挙>埼玉県>埼玉3区. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2011-03-10. External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ 衆議院>第42回衆議院議員選挙>埼玉県>埼玉3区. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2011-03-10. External link in |work= (help)
  7. ^ 衆議院>第41回衆議院議員選挙>埼玉県>埼玉3区. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2011-03-10. External link in |work= (help)