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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This has been a by-election we've had to fight in exceptionally difficult circumstances.
FOR those of us on the left, the Eastleigh by-election result came as a great relief.
The by-election has been caused by the death in October of Sir Stuart Bell who was Middlesbrough's MP for almost 30 years.
Lebanese Forces candidate Fadi Karam, who was backed by the March 14 coalition, won the Koura parliamentary seat in Sunday's hotly contested by-election against his rival from the Syrian Social Nationalist Party Walid Azar, supported by the Hezbollah-led March 8 alliance.
I hope people right across the spectrum will come and speak in the by-election.
The by-election for the Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat was necessitated by Arjun Munda's decision to vacate it after being appointed as the chief minister of Jharkhand for the third time in September last year.
But the winner, Labour former minister Phil Woolas, was stripped of his May victory after a court found he deliberately misled voters with his campaign literature, prompting next week's by-election.
The LHC had stopped the process on the plea of the Punjab government for deferring the by-election due to precarious security situation.
Labour Cannock Chase MP Tony Wright said he believed that, despite the expenses scandal, Mr Gibson would have easily won the by-election if he had stood as an Independent: "I think there were people in the House of Commons who did far worse things than he did.
But the move was defeated by 238 votes to 127 after Labour said they did not want the by-election held during the school holidays.
It comes after the SNP's sensational byelection victory in Glasgow East where Labour lost what should have been a safe seat, and other by-election reverses for the party.
Sharpe added: "Despite Labour throwing the kitchen sink at this by-election in a desperate attempt to win it, all the serious money has been for the Tories.