bye-election bye-election

Definition(s):

  • (n) a special election between regular elections

Usage(s):

  1. In a bye-election, Clay Cross, Derbyshire returned him to the House of Commons with a three-to-one majority over the Government candidate, on a platform of peace and disarmament.
  2. In a parliamentary bye-election at Aylesbury, Bucks.
  3. His political career started in 1883 when he was elected to Parliament on a bye-election for Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Quotes

  1. Commenting afterwards, Mr McDonnell said: "This is a huge rebellion in a bye-election week and sends out the clearest possible signal to the government that we are not doing enough on trade union rights."
    on Nov 5, 2008 By: John McDonnell Source: BBC News

  2. Asked if he will take part in bye-elections, Zardari said the "Party will decide if I should take part in the bye-election or not. Running party is much important".
    on Feb 21, 2008 By: Asif Ali Zardari Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

  3. "Knowing that the late Chandra Shekhar's son Neeraj was going to contest on the Samajwadi Party's ticket and that he was invincible, Mayawati was delaying the bye-election on one lame excuse or the other," Yadav alleged.
    on Nov 3, 2007 By: Mulayam Singh Yadav Source: Indian Muslims

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