Definitions

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  • n. a special election between regular elections

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This bye-election will be a pointer to a deep hole they've dug themselves into.

    Polls point to convincing Labour win in byelection

  • It was hard to hear the bye-election results as the National Front kept shouting.

    Why visit Croydon?

  • The political elite, which loathes the electorate it claims to represent, has done its best to laugh off David Davis 'decision to resign and fight a bye-election on the issue of our essential freedoms and to present him as, well, not to put too fine a point on it, barking mad.

    Our Political Elite Cannot Read The Runes Aright

  • A fat slug called Watson, a very minor member of the present Payola Government, eructated on SKY that the citizens of Haltemprice and Howden will not be best pleased to be put to the expense of a bye-election.

    Liberty: There is No Finer Cause

  • Given that same Stasi State's seeming utter indifference to keeping that information secure and the uses (or, rather, potential misuses) to which that information might be put, we can now see that David Davis 'decision to fight a bye-election was entirely justified.

    Archive 2008-08-03

  • A Fellow of All Souls at the tender age of 24, he won a famous bye-election at Oxford in 1938 and remained in front line politics until he was eighty, having been, in 1963, a serious contender for his party's leadership.

    Thirty Years On We Have Stood Still

  • That the price of a bye-election (as opposed to its value) was uppermost in this coprophilous gastropod tells you all you need to know about the mindset of your average member of The Ovine & The Bovine.

    Liberty: There is No Finer Cause

  • Scotland in particular, from whence the Brown Junta draws the support of some 39 MPs (though that may be about spectacularly to diminish by one if Labour's vote in Glasgow East, its third safest seat in the land, were to implode in the forthcoming bye-election) many of whom are routinely rewarded with government jobs.

    Barnett Formula: Propping Up The Labour Gerrymander

  • The slight problem with that scenario is that Smuggo and his ghastly wife have retired to their country estate in Buckinghamshire and he would have to win a bye-election to get back into Parliament, something which might prove tricky, to say the least in the present climate.

    Archive 2008-08-03

  • I hold to that, though I doubt he will be replaced unless Labour goes into a complete panic after a seminal loss at the Crewe & Nantwich bye-election.

    Archive 2008-05-11

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