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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.
For too long the North East has been used as a safe seat for MPs, was it South Shields that had someone from London imposed on them?
'I also want to move out from the comfort zone and leave a relatively safe seat so new blood can be nurtured,' he added.
The man is an arrogant, attention-seeking celebrity fawner who, having failed to gain the role of "King of Scotland" and been unceremoniously rejected from his long-held safe seat, set off touring Europe selling himself as a celebrity.
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 PS11,023.45.
Largely people who lead the Labour party do have safe seats. 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.
Premier Greg Selinger tweeted: "Congratulations to Amanda Lathlin on her historic win--1st Indigenous woman elected to the Manitoba legislature." The Pas has generally been considered a safe seat for the NDP government.
He commented: "The challenges that come with fighting a traditionally safe seat like Delyn will be many.