ⓘ Saitama 3rd district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in Southeastern Saitama and consists of the cities of ..

                                     

ⓘ Saitama 3rd district

Saitama 3rd district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in Southeastern Saitama and consists of the cities of Sōka and Koshigaya. As of 2012, 460.884 eligible voters were registered in the district.

Until the electoral reform of 1994, Sōka was part of the 1st district where three representatives had been elected on a single transferable vote, and the part in Koshigaya Saitama 4th four representatives of the area.

Between 1996 and 2009, the area was very tense between the former Sōka mayor Hiroshi Imai now the LDP, Koga faction, who was first elected website jnp candidate from the old 1st quarter in 1993 and the ex-socialist Ritsuo Hosokawa is now the DPJ, Kan group, originally from Kochi Prefecture, but was represented by his old 4th district, forwards since 1990. After his defeat in 2009, Imai retired from politics. Hosokawa continued to serve in the DPJ-Led cabinets, as Deputy Minister and Minister. But in the landslide Democratic defeat in 2012, he lost the district by the liberal democratic newcomer Hitoshi Kikawada and failed to win a proportional seat.