ⓘ Gifu 1st district is a single-member electoral district for the House of Representatives, the lower house of the National Diet of Japan. It is located in centra ..

                                     

ⓘ Gifu 1st district

Gifu 1st district is a single-member electoral district for the House of Representatives, the lower house of the National Diet of Japan. It is located in central Gifu and consists of the capital city Gifu excluding the former town of Yanaizu. As of 2012, 325.090 eligible voters resided in the district.

Until the electoral reform of 1994 Western Gifu Prefecture, including the city was formed from five members of the 1st district of Gifu. In the last pre-reform house of representatives the elections of 1993, representatives of top elected Iwao Matsuda to the renewal party, the third-ranking Seiko Noda of the liberal democratic party and the fourth in the rating of the Socialist Kazō Watanabe. These three representatives were the main competitors of the new single-member 1st district in the 1996 elections. Noda has won and held the seat at subsequent elections. In 2005, she was a postal privatization rebels but defended the seat against the "assassin" candidate Yukari Sato. Noda returned to the party in 2006.

In the landslide liberal democratic defeat in 2009, Noda lost his place in the Shibahashi Democrat Masanao and remained only in the house in Tōkai proportional block. In the landslide Democratic defeat of 2012, Noda has restored the area to low turnout.