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Hokkaido 10th district

Prefecture  Hokkaido
Electorate  317,990
Representative  Hisashi Inatsu (ja)
Proportional District  Hokkaido
Seats  One
Party  Komeito
Hokkaido 10th district
Created from  Portions of the former 2nd and 4th districts
Region  Hokkaido proportional representation block

Hokkaidō 10th district (北海道[第]10区) is a single-member electoral district for the House of Representatives, the lower house of the National Diet of Japan.

Electorate

The electorate is located in the prefecture (-dō) of Hokkaidō and represents the municipalities within Hokkaido's Sorachi and Rumoi subprefectures, as well as the towns of Horokanai (formerly within Sorachi, now a part of Kamikawa Subprefecture) and Horonobe (formerly within Rumoi, now a part of Sōya Subprefecture).

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The electorate was created in 1994 when the current system of single-member districts was introduced and first contested in the 1996 general election. It was formed from portions of the former 2nd and 4th districts that had existed under the multi-member system since 1947. In 1996 the seat was won by Democratic Party of Japan member Tadamasa Kodaira, who had been one of the representatives of the former 4th district since 1990. Kodaira retained the seat at the following four elections, until his loss to Komeito candidate Hisashi Inatsu at the 2012 general election. Inatsu retained the seat at the 2014 election.

References

Hokkaido 10th district Wikipedia


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