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Andreas Krebs considers the electoral history of the 41st Parliament.

In this election, the number of MPs who had previously ran increased to 102, or 33% of the House of Commons … Another way to look at “persistence” is the average number of election defeats per MP. On average, each MP in the House lost a total of 0.48 elections prior to winning their seat. If we break this number down by party, however, the NDP has a higher previous-losses average than other parties.

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