safe seat


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safe seat

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a Parliamentary seat that at an election is sure to be held by the same party as held it before
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safe seat

n (Pol) → seggio sicuro
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And his face and phrases were on the front page of all the newspapers just then, because he was contesting the safe seat of Sir Francis Verner in the great by-election in the west.
RUTH Davidson is "the only Scottish politician looking for a safe seat in England at the moment", an SNP MP claims.
Even in the traditionally safe seat of Middlesbrough, Labour's Andy McDonald spent 10 times the amount of his nearest competitor with total spending of PS11,023.
I don't have a safe seat and it will never be safe, it's not that kind of seat.
THE "safe and stable" government of Mrs May looks set to consider Cardiff North as a safe seat for Craig Williams with Labour in disarray.
Mr Evans said one pointer to look for on election night will be the size of the party's majority in Monmouth, a safe seat.
The Yadav- dominated Raghopur is considered to be a safe seat for Lalu junior who is all set to make his debut this election.
The Pas has generally been considered a safe seat for the NDP government.
She said: "I wanted to represent my home area, I could have gone for a safe seat down south but I wanted to come home to make sure that Merseyside had a seat at the top table.
He commented: "The challenges that come with fighting a traditionally safe seat like Delyn will be many.
Tories want a safe seat for Cracknell after being impressed with how he kept his seat safe on that Atlantic crossing with Ben Fogle.
e Labour Party in Coventry now seems to attract 'chancers' looking for a safe seat, it beats working for a living.