Tochigi at-large district

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Tochigi At-Large District
栃木県選挙区
Parliamentary constituency
for the Japanese House of Councillors
Tochigi in Japan.svg
Prefecture Tochigi
National Block National PR
Electorate1,621,403
(as of 1 September 2022) [1]
Current constituency
Created1947
SeatsTwo
Party LDP (Classes of 2019 & 2022)
Councillors Katsunori Takahashi (2019)
Michiko Ueno (2022)

Tochigi At-Large District (栃木県選挙区, Tochigi-ken Senkyoku) is a multi-member district of the House of Councillors in the Diet of Japan (national legislature). It consists of Tochigi Prefecture and elects two Councillors, one per election.

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Between 1947 and 2007 Tochigi was represented by four councillors, elected two at a time by single non-transferable vote. Like many two-member districts Tochigi often split seats between the two major postwar parties: the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and the Japan Socialist Party (JSP). In the 1965 election, left-wing Socialist incumbent Takeshi Tokano finished only third behind two LDP candidates while another Socialist candidate, Takashi Hagiwara, received almost as many votes as Tokano. In 1968, the LDP could repeat this success against incumbent Socialist Seiichi Inaba who finished only fourth behind Tokano, this time running as an independent. In the following election of 1971 Tokano returned as a Socialist candidate to his seat with the highest vote; and Seiichi Inaba became a Socialist Member of the House of Representatives where he was a member of the sp cial committee investigating the Lockheed scandal.

In the election of 1974, two independents, one DSP and one Kōmeitō candidate joined the traditional field of LDP, JSP and JCP candidates. Turnout jumped to 74% and independent Takaji Ōshima beat out LDP incumbent Yano for second place, but subsequently joined the LDP himself. Six years later, the leftist vote was still split among one Socialist, one Democratic Socialist and one Communist while there were only two LDP candidates on the conservative side: Once again, the party gained two Tochigi seats in one election. They held onto those seats until the 1990s when the declining JSP collapsed during the party's participation in a LDP government and was ultimately replaced by the Democratic Party of Japan as the largest opposition party.

Current Councillors

Since the 2010 House of Councillors election, the district has been represented in the House of Councillors by 2 Councillors, with one Councillor being up for election every 3 years

As of 23 January 2023, the Councillors currently representing this district are as follows:

Since the 2013 House of Councillors election, the district has only been represented by members of the Liberal Democratic Party.

Elected Councillors

class of 1947election yearclass of 1950
#1
(1947: #1, 6-year term)
#2
(1947: #2, 6-year term)
#1
(1947: #3, 3-year term)
#2
(1947: #4, 3-year term)
Sadakichi Ōshima
(DP)
Shōzaburō Iwasaki
(JSP)
1947 [2] Risuke Tonooka
(DP)
Haruhiko Uetake
(Indep.)
1947 by-el. [3] Kikuji Okada
(DP)
1950 [4] Sukeji Sōma
(JSP)
Haruhiko Uetake
(LP)
Takeshi Tokano
(JSP, left)
Seiichirō Satō
(Yoshida LP)
1953 [5]
1956 [6] Haruhiko Uetake
(LDP)
Takeshi Tokano
(JSP)
Michio Yuzawa
(LDP)
1959 [7]
1962 [8] Haruhiko Uetake
(LDP)
Seiichi Inaba
(JSP)
Tokuya Tsuboyama
(LDP)
1963 by-el. [9]
Yuzuru Funada
(LDP)
Kensaku Tamura
(LDP)
1965 [10]
1968 [11] Noboru Yano
(LDP)
Takeshi Tokano
(JSP)
Yuzuru Funada
(LDP)
1971 [12]
1974 [13] Takashi Ōtsuka
(JSP)
Tomoji Ōshima
(Indep.)
Noboru Yano
(LDP)
1974 by-el. [14]
Junzō Iwasaki
(LDP)
Takeshi Tokano
(JSP)
1977 [15]
1980 [16] Mayumi Moriyama
(LDP)
Tomoji Ōshima
(LDP)
Yūbun Ueno
(JSP)
1983 by-el. [17]
Yūbun Ueno
(JSP)
Junzō Iwasaki
(LDP)
1983 [18]
1986 [19]
1989 [20]
1992 [21] Tetsurō Yano
(LDP)
Junzō Iwasaki
(LDP)
Masayuki Kunii
(DRP)
1995 [22]
1996 by-el. [23] Itten Kamiyoshihara
(LDP)
1998 [24] Susumu Yanase
(DPJ)
Masayuki Kunii
(LDP)
Hiroyuki Tani
(DPJ)
2001 [25]
2004 [26]
Hiroyuki Tani
(DPJ)
2007 [27]
2010 [28] Michiko Ueno
(LDP)
Katsunori Takahashi
(LDP)
2013 [29]
2016 [30]
2019 [31]
2022 [32]


Election Results

Elections in the 2020s

2022 [32]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democratic Michiko Ueno (Incumbent)
(Endorsed by Komeito)
414,456 56.2 Decrease2.svg2.7
CDP Kyo Itakura127,62817.3New
Innovation Hiromi Okubo100,52913.6New
Communist Keiko Okamura44,3106.0New
Sanseitō Hirosato Okuma30,8644.2New
Anti-NHK Masako Takahashi19,0902.6New
Registered electors 1,620,720
Majority286,82838.9
Turnout 761,41447.0Decrease2.svg4.4
Liberal Democratic hold Swing

Elections in the 2010s

2019 [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democratic Katsunori Takahashi (Incumbent)
(Endorsed by Komeito)
373,099 53.5 Decrease2.svg5.4
CDP Kato Chiho
(Endorsed by the DPP, SDP and the JCP)
285,68141.0New
Anti-NHK Norimitsu Machida38,5085.5New
Registered electors 1,634,678
Majority87,41812.5Decrease2.svg9.8
Turnout 721,38344.1Decrease2.svg5.6
Liberal Democratic hold Swing
2016 [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democratic Michiko Ueno (Incumbent)484,300 58.9 Increase2.svg22.7
Independent Takao Tanobe
(Endorsed by the DPJ, JCP, SDP and the Liberal Party)
314,40138.3New
Happiness Realization Misaki Akemi23,2622.8New
Registered electors 1,653,308
Majority169,89920.6Increase2.svg20.0
Turnout 849,47051.4Decrease2.svg5.2
Liberal Democratic hold Swing


2013 [29]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democratic Katsunori Takahashi 376,553 48.1 Increase2.svg6.7
Your Tomoki Oki201,89525.8New
Democratic Hiroyuki Tani (Incumbent)158,57720.3Decrease2.svg33.6
Communist Kazunori Koike41,3515.3Increase2.svg0.6
Happiness Realization Mitsuharu Suhiura4,3710.6New
Registered electors 1,625,367
Majority174,65822.3
Turnout 807,64549.7Decrease2.svg7.0
Liberal Democratic gain from Democratic Swing
2010 [28]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democratic Michiko Ueno 324,790 36.2 Decrease2.svg5.9
Democratic Susumu Yanase (Incumbent)319,89835.6Decrease2.svg13.6
Your Daiki Araki224,52925.0New
Communist Kazunori Koike28,6173.2Decrease2.svg5.5
Registered electors 1,630,549
Majority4,8921.6New
Turnout 922,72856.6Increase2.svg5.6
Liberal Democratic gain from Democratic Swing
Liberal Democratic loss (seat eliminated)

Elections in the 2000s

2007 [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Democratic Hiroyuki Tani (Incumbent)484,900 53.9 Increase2.svg25.9
Liberal Democratic Masayuki Kuni (Incumbent)372,93041.4Increase2.svg2.8
Communist Kazunori Koike42,3354.7Decrease2.svg0.8
Registered electors 1,624,325
Majority111,97012.5Increase2.svg1.9
Turnout 920,34356.7Increase2.svg2.8
Democratic gain from Liberal Democratic Swing
Democratic loss (seat eliminated)
2004 [32]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Democratic Susumu Yanase (Incumbent)388,356 49.2 Increase2.svg9.5
Liberal Democratic Tetsuro Yano (Incumbent)332,513 42.1 Increase2.svg17.4
Communist Setsuko Nomura69,0448.7Increase2.svg0.4
Registered electors 1,605,279
Turnout 818,53251.0Unknown
Democratic hold Swing
Liberal Democratic hold Swing
2001 [33]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%

Elections in the 1990s

1998 [24]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
1996 by-election [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
1995 [22]
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1992 [21]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%

Elections in the 1980s

1989 [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
1986 [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
1983 [18]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
1983 by-election [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
1980 [16]
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Elections in the 1970s

1977 [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
1974 by-election [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
1974 [13]
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1971 [12]
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Elections in the 1960s

1968 [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
1965 [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
1963 by-election [9]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
1962 [8]
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Elections in the 1950s

1959 [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
1956 [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
1953 [5]
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1950 [4]
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Elections in the 1940s

1947 [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%

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