by-election


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a special election between regular elections

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The Lib Dems held off a late surge by Ukip to win the by-election in the early hours of Friday morning, while Prime Minister David Cameron was dealt a serious blow as the Conservatives were pushed into third place.
THE Eastleigh by-election result was a foregone conclusion but what was surprising was that Ukip came second and Labour hardly seemed bothered at all.
He said: "I intend to make an impact on this by-election and fight for my town and the people of the town.
BEIRUT: President Michel Sleiman and Interior Minister Marwan Charbel hailed Monday the smooth parliamentary by-election in the northern district of Koura as a victory for democracy in Lebanon, while opposition March 14 parties said the vote outcome was a precursor for next year's parliamentary polls.
We shall fight this by-election very much with and for the people of this town.
The verdict of the by-election to the Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat announced on Monday has hurt the image of the Arjun Munda Government in Jharkhand.
David Cameron rejected claims that the by-election would be a referendum on the coalition Government, denying his visit to the constituency was a "token" gesture.
A three-member bench of the Supreme Court directed the Election Commission to resume the stalled process to hold the by-election in a National Assembly constituency NA-55 in Rawalpindi near here.
The 45 per cent turnout, while well down on the last general election, was considered about par for a by-election of this kind.
LABOUR were accused of running scared last night after they fought off attempts to have the Glasgow North East by-election held next month.
Although Labour is defending a majority of 10,664, it faces a difficult by-election in a seat in Mr Brown's political backyard.
The key Crewe & Nantwich by-election takes place on Thursday, and Hills make Labour 9-2 to retain the seat, with the Conservatives red-hot 1-8 favourites.
ELECTION fever is set to grip Nuneaton and Bedworth for the third time in six months after another borough council by-election was called.
The Liberal Democratic Party decided Tuesday to field former Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi in a House of Councillors by-election in October, senior LDP officials said.
THE SNP's candidate for the Cathcart by-election was once suspended from her role as a primary school headteacher in a "ghost pupils" probe.