by-election

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by-election

, bye-election
1. (in the United Kingdom and other countries of the Commonwealth) an election held during the life of a parliament to fill a vacant seat in the lower chamber
2. (in the US) a special election to fill a vacant elective position with an unexpired term
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Although elections and byelections, by convention, have taken place on Thursdays, there is no statutory compulsion to do so.
I'm not anticipating many people calling for a byelection.
A Downing Street source said: "We need a byelection dogfight with UKIP like a hole in the head.
A[cedilla] A byelection will be held on October 1, if any two of the top-placed candidates in an emirate have polled equal number of votes
Running as a Green in the Leeds-Grenville byelection would allow me to achieve a personal goal while not selling out my personal beliefs.
SCOTLAND'S newest MP has hailed his byelection success as a resounding vote of confidence for Gordon Brown.
Yesterday, Cameron joined Glasgow North East byelection candidate Ruth Davidson and Scots Tory leader Annabel Goldie on a visit to a Glasgow bakery.
Mr Clarke blamed the dramatic swing away from the party in Thursday's byelection on the Prime Minister's response to the expenses crisis and the sacking of Norwich Labour MP Ian Gibson.
It's byelection night in Alberta, June 12, and Kevin Taft, the provincial Liberal leader, is all smiles.
Mr Robson stood unsuccessfully for Cardiff council in February 2002 when he contested the Gabalfa byelection.
That's one of the most potent questions to arise out of the Ogmore byelection.
will take Favel's place until a byelection can be held.