constituency

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constituency

1. the whole body of voters who elect one representative to a legislature or all the residents represented by one deputy
2. 
a. a district that sends one representative to a legislature
b. (as modifier): constituency organization
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Touring the TV and radio studios as other party leaders laid low, the jubilant Ukip leader quipped: "Send in the clowns!" Mr Farage said Ukip now has "every chance" of winning a House of Commons seat at the next by-election in a marginal constituency, which the party hopes will come at Portsmouth South this summer if beleaguered Lib Dem Mike Hancock is forced to stand down.
The party revealed last week that the marginal constituency is one of more than 20 target seats in which the "no men here" sign has been put up ahead of selection of a candidate for the 2015 general election.
"Boundary changes have made this a more marginal constituency between Labour and the Tories and it is very clear the two parties have very different priorities for the future of our city."
WITH the General Election just weeks away, voters in Birmingham's most marginal constituency can grill their candidates tomorrow.
The I Want a Referendum campaign will fund a pounds 20,000 mini-poll in the marginal constituency as part of its drive to persuade prime minister Gordon Brown to change his mind over a UK vote on the Lisbon Treaty reforms.
His suggestion that Labour should cosy up to people who own their homes, work in the service sector and do not receive state benefits has angered many people in his marginal constituency.
Political considerations will ensure that unless the proposal is in a marginal constituency, it will be nodded through.
Explaining his Conservative colleague's absence, Lang said Forsyth was busy working in his marginal constituency. But callers to his Stirling office were told: "I'm sorry Mr Forsyth isn't around today." Asked where he was, the official replied: "He's at home."
If we value fairness in elections, the level of funding the Conservatives have devoted to winning this marginal constituency should concern us.
Gisela Stuart, MP for the marginal constituency of Edgbaston, called for the party to unite behind its leader - despite being one of Mr Brown's loudest critics in the past.
We stand a far better chance of electing a majority of MPs who would vote for a referendum if, at least in every relatively marginal constituency, Euro-sceptic and withdrawal list candidates accept that we dare not split our vote, and agree to put up only one candidate on a manifesto commitment to a referendum.

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