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Marginal seat

A marginal seat is a parliamentary seat which the incumbent holds after achieving a relatively small majority in the previous election. A small swing in votes from one party to another in a marginal seat would make it likely that the seat would be lost by the incumbent. Marginal seats are perceived as the most significant to the result of a General Election, since most parliamentary seats are "safe".

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