ⓘ Yamaguchi 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 Y ..

                                     

ⓘ Yamaguchi 1st district

Yamaguchi 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 Yamaguchi and covers the prefectural capital Yamaguchi, parts of the city of Shūnan and the city of Hōfu. As of September 2012, 359.151 eligible voters were resident in the district.

Until the electoral reforms of 1990-ies the area was part of five members of the Yamaguchi 2nd district, which covered about half of the Eastern Prefecture, and was a former district presidents of the LDP Nobusuke kishi and Eisaku Sato. Another representative from the pre-reform 2nd quarter of the LDP was a former four-membered Tokuyama mayor Sakahiko Kōmura. When Kōmura to retire, his fourth son Masahiko received in the district in 1980 and defended him all the pre-reform elections. After electoral reform, Masahiko Kōmura took a new single-member 1st quarter of the LDP. The main opposition NFP and the newly formed DPJ did not even nominate candidates in the first post-reform election of 1996, his only contenders were the Communist and non-partisan independent. In subsequent elections, increased / the "new" DPJ to nominate their candidates, but Kōmura held onto the seat with a big difference, even in victory across the country DPJ 2009. The district is still – as and two others from the Yamaguchis districts – solid "conservative Kingdom" Hosu fairy.

Kōmura was a Minister in several cabinets during the 1990s and 2000s years. From 2000 to 2012, Kōmura led Banchō Seisaku Kenkyūjo informed Kōmoto faction now faction Oshima, one of a small but well-established factions of the LDP, which has its roots in the Centrist party of reforms and pre-war Constitutional Democratic party. In 2012, the LDP President Shinzo Abe Machimura faction, and also from Yamaguchi appointed him to succeed the member of the faction Tadamori Oshima as Vice-President of the party.