Alor Setar (federal constituency)

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Alor Setar
Kedah constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Chan Ming Kai
PH
Constituency created1958
First contested1959
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)[1]80,272
Area (km²)[2]111

Alor Setar (formerly Alor Star) is a federal constituency in Kedah, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1959.

The federal constituency was created in the 1958 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.

History[edit]

2004–2016: The constituency contains the polling districts of Taman Malaysia, Taman Golf, Taman Uda, Jalan Sultanah, Alor Semadom, Bakar Bata, Seberang Pumpong, Suka Menanti, Taman Wira, Gunong Sali, Kampung Berjaya, Telok Yan, Kampung Seberang Terus, Taman Rakyat Mergong, Kampung Batin, Jalan Lumpur, Kampung Perak, Seberang Nyonya, Jalan Raja, Jalan Kolam, Pengkalan, Jalan Seberang Perak, Taman Bahagia, Kota Tanah, Kampung Piew, Jalan Pegawai, Sungai Korok, Kampung Telok, Bandar Simpang Kuala, Rumah Pangsa Simpang Kuala, Kampung Pegawai, Kampung Gelam, Alor Melintang, Titi Haji Idris, Tok Sibil, Alor Binjal, Tok Keling, Lahar Budi, Alor Mengkudu, Taman Saga, Taman Sultan Abdul Halim, Jalan Langgar, Kampung Tanjong Bendahara, Jalan Stesyen, Taman Bee-Bee, Keriang Pulau, Selarong.

2016–present:[3] The constituency contains the polling districts of Taman Malaysia, Taman Golf, Taman Uda, Jalan Sultanah, Alor Semadom, Bakar Bata, Seberang Pumpong, Suka Menanti, Taman Wira, Gunong Sali, Kampung Berjaya, Telok Yan, Kampung Seberang Terus, Taman Rakyat Mergong, Kampung Batin, Jalan Lumpur, Kampung Perak, Seberang Nyonya, Jalan Raja, Jalan Kolam, Pengkalan, Jalan Seberang Perak, Taman Bahagia, Kota Tanah, Kampung Piew, Jalan Pegawai, Sungai Korok, Kampung Telok, Bandar Simpang Kuala, Rumah Pangsa Simpang Kuala, Kampung Pegawai, Kampung Gelam, Alor Melintang, Titi Haji Idris, Tok Sibil, Alor Binjal, Tok Keling, Lahar Budi, Alor Mengkudu, Taman Saga, Taman Sultan Abdul Halim, Jalan Langgar, Kampung Tanjong Bendahara, Jalan Stesyen, Taman Bee Bee, Keriang Pulau, Selarong.

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Alor Setar
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created
Alor Star
Parliament of the Federation of Malaya
1st 1959–1963 Lim Joo Kong Alliance
Parliament of Malaysia
1st 1963–1964 Lim Joo Kong Alliance
2nd 1964–1969 Lim Pee Hung
1969–1971 Parliament was suspended[4][5]
3rd 1971–1973 Lim Pee Hung Alliance
1973–1974 BN
Alor Setar
4th 1974–1978 Oo Gin Sun BN
5th 1978–1982
6th 1982–1986
7th 1986–1990
8th 1990–1995 Chor Chee Heung
Alor Star
9th 1995–1999 Chor Chee Heung BN
10th 1999–2004
11th 2004–2008
12th 2008–2013
13th 2013–2018 Gooi Hsiao-Leung PKR
Alor Setar
14th 2018–present Chan Ming Kai PH (PKR)

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Chan Ming Kai 32,475 50.80 +2.49
PAS Muhd Aminur Shafiq Mohd Abduh 17,275 27.02 +27.02
BN Yoo Wei How 14,181 22.18 -22.83
Total valid votes 63,931 100.00
Total rejected ballots 881
Unreturned ballots 284
Turnout 65,096 81.09
Registered electors 80,272
Majority 15,200 23.78
PH gain from PKR Swing ?
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Kedah [P.U. (B) 233/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.

"Federal Government Gazette - Results of Contested Election and Statements of the Poll after the Official Addition of Votes, Parliamentary Constituencies for the State of Kedah [P.U. (B) 307/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013: Alor Star
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PKR Gooi Hsiao-Leung 27,364 48.31 - 1.47
BN Chor Chee Heung 25,491 45.01 - 5.21
Berjasa Abdul Fisol Mohd Isa 3,530 6.23 + 6.23
BERSAMA Jawahar Raja Abdul Wahid 257 0.45 + 0.45
Total valid votes 56,642 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,070
Unreturned ballots 200
Turnout 57,912 83.92
Registered electors 69,009
Majority 1,873 3.30
PKR gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 2008: Alor Star
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Chor Chee Heung 20,741 50.22 - 16.96
PKR Gooi Hsiao-Leung 20,557 49.78 + 16.96
Total valid votes 41,298 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,757
Unreturned ballots 151
Turnout 43,206 73.28
Registered electors 58,957
Majority 184 0.44
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2004: Alor Star
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Chor Chee Heung 28,379 67.18 - 0.57
KEADILAN Siti Nor Abdul Hamid 13,864 32.82 + 32.82
Total valid votes 42,243 100.00
Total rejected ballots 828
Unreturned ballots 186
Turnout 43,257 75.48
Registered electors 57,309
Majority 14,515 34.36
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1999: Alor Star
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Chor Chee Heung 27,847 67.75 - 4.21
DAP George John K. M. George 13,258 32.25 + 32.25
Total valid votes 41,105 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,542
Unreturned ballots 891
Turnout 43,538 68.37
Registered electors 63,679
Majority 14,589 35.50
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1995: Alor Star
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Chor Chee Heung 28,943 71.96 + 15.59
S46 Tunku Sofiah Tunku Md Jewa 11,278 28.04 - 15.59
Total valid votes 40,221 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,393
Unreturned ballots 290
Turnout 41,904 67.93
Registered electors 61,687
Majority 17,665 43.92
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Chor Chee Heung 22,714 56.37 + 8.99
S46 Tengku Mohammad Farris Tengku Ahmad Rayan 17,579 43.63 + 43.63
Total valid votes 40,293 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,402
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 41,695 70.50
Registered electors 59.141
Majority 5,135 12.74
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Oo Gin Sun 16,647 47.38
PAS Suhaimi Ahmad 9,195 26.17
DAP George John K. M. George 9,042 25.74
SDP Mohd Noorik Abd Rahman 249 0.71
Total valid votes 35,133 100.00
Total rejected ballots 710
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 35,843 65.40
Registered electors 54,803
Majority 7,452 21.21
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Oo Gin Sun 21,908 53.52
PAS Ahmad Awang 9,647 23.57
DAP George John K. M. George 9,376 22.91
Total valid votes 40,931 100.00
Total rejected ballots 818
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 41,749 71.42
Registered electors 58,456
Majority 12,261
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Oo Gin Sun 14,620 43.74
PAS Ramiee Karim 9,525 28.50
Independent Chang Boon Hoe 6,453 19.31
DAP C. Shanmugaiah 2,828 8.46
Total valid votes 33,426 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 47,355
Majority 5,095
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Oo Gin Sun 13,420 58.68
DAP Karpal Singh Ram Singh 9,450 41.32
Total valid votes 22,870 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,069
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 23,939 61.24
Registered electors 39,088
Majority 3,970
BN gain from Alliance Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1969: Alor Star
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Alliance Lim Pee Hung 9,016 36.33 - 28.16
Gerakan Geh Teng Kheng 8,543 34.42 + 34.42
PMIP Haron Omar 7,258 29.25 + 13.42
Total valid votes 24,817 100.00
Total rejected ballots 579
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 25,396 65.74
Registered electors 38,631
Majority 473 1.91
Alliance hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1964: Alor Star
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Alliance Lim Pee Hung 14,749 64.69 + 2.21
PMIP Syed Salim Syed Hamid Al-Idrus 3,608 15.83 - 8.61
UDP Geh Teng Kheng 2,695 11.82 + 11.82
Socialist Front Teoh Ah Thow 1,747 7.66 - 5.62
Total valid votes 22,799 100.00
Total rejected ballots 767
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 23,566 69.81
Registered electors 33,758
Majority 11,141 48.86
Alliance hold Swing
Malayan general election, 1959: Alor Star
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Alliance Lim Joo Kong 10,730 62.28
PMIP Abdul Malik Abdul Rahman 4,212 24.44
Socialist Front Teoh Ah Thow 2,289 13.28
Total valid votes 17,231 100.00
Total rejected ballots 144
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 17,375 68.03
Registered electors 25,540
Majority 6,518 37.84
This was a new constituency created.

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