a special election, not held at the time of a general election, to fill a vacancy in Parliament.
Contemporary Examples

Galloway and Bradford Deserve Each Other David Frum March 29, 2012
A Bad Night for British Conservatives David Frum February 28, 2013
Burma’s Spring Turns Deadly as Riots Shake the Town of Meiktila Peter Popham March 23, 2013

Historical Examples

My Own Story Emmeline Pankhurst
Lord Randolph Churchill Winston Spencer Churchill
With the “Die-Hards” in Siberia John Ward
A Case in Camera Oliver Onions
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, April 11, 1917 Various
A Case in Camera Oliver Onions
My Own Story Emmeline Pankhurst

(in the United Kingdom and other countries of the Commonwealth) an election held during the life of a parliament to fill a vacant seat in the lower chamber
(in the US) a special election to fill a vacant elective position with an unexpired term


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