ⓘ Gunma 3rd district, 1947–93. Gunma 3rd district was a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. Between 1947 and 1993 it elected four r ..

                                     

ⓘ Gunma 3rd district (1947–93)

Gunma 3rd district was a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. Between 1947 and 1993 it elected four representatives by single non-transferable vote. As of 1993, it comprised the cities of Takasaki, Shibukawa, Fujioka, Tomioka, Annaka and the Gunma, Kitagunma, Tano, Kanra, Usui and Agatsuma districts.

The district hosted the traditional "conservative Kingdom" Hochu-fairy, a stronghold of the liberal democratic party LDP and its predecessors. This was primarily represented by several faction leaders, and Prime Ministers:

  • Keizo Obuchi and previously his father Mitsuhei from the conservative mainstream.
  • Yasuhiro Nakasone, Takeo Fukuda and later his son Yasuo – all three prime ministers – from the conservative anti-mainstream and.

With only two exceptions Gunmas 3rd district was represented by three conservatives and one candidate from the Japan socialist party SSP. Tsuruo Yamaguchi, in 1980-ies of the SSP Secretary, was elected eleven times between 1960 and 1993, never gets the most votes and is second only once in 1990.