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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.
Six seismic upgrades have been approved since September 2017 at a total value of $62.4 million, creating 3,045 seismically safe seats.
Rafizi said this was all a part of the party's strategy to put senior leaders at 'safe seats' so they can provide reinforcements to other hot seats.
As a result, the campaign saw Labour candidates spend big, even in traditionally safe seats, while the Conservatives seemed to target their spending on the most vulnerable seats.
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.
One of those so called safe seats - constituencies where there is little chance of change - has historically been Huddersfield.
Realising that with the growth of Ukip it will be more difficult to retain regional list seats, another part of the strategy will be to pile up Tory votes in safe seats.
Balls and co are exactly the same and people in the North East have made their Labour MPs rich, sitting in their safe seats.
In an interview with the ECHO, she responded to the criticism she has received since entering Westminster and claimed she turned down Tory safe seats in order to represent Merseyside, where she grew up.
SIR - I read the views on what were designated safe seats by the Electoral Reform Society with incredulity.
And even if you live in the safest of safe seats you have a part to play.
It goes back a long way to Michael Foot and Jim Callaghan, both of whom were parachuted in to safe seats.