Ayer Hitam (federal constituency)

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Ayer Hitam
Johor constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Wee Ka Siong
BN
Constituency created1974
Constituency abolished1986
Constituency re-created2004
First contested1974
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2017)[1]46,157
Area (km²)[2]747

Ayer Hitam is a federal constituency in Johor, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat from 1974 to 1986, from 2004 to present.

The federal constituency was created in the 1974 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.

History[edit]

It was abolished in 1986 when it was redistributed. It was re-created in 2003.

2004–2016: The constituency contains the polling districts of Sri Sepakat, Lam Lee, Ladang Chaah, Ladang Yong Peng Bhg. 'B', Kangkar Bahru, Yong Peng Utara, Bandar Yong Peng Utara, Bandar Yong Peng Tengah, Bandar Yong Peng Selatan, Yong Peng Selatan, Ladang Yong Peng, Kampong Manong, Taman Jelita, Parit Haji Yusof, Parit Jambi, Sri Mendapat, Kampong Haji Ghaffar, Asam Bubok, Sungai Rambot, Ayer Hitam Selatan, Ayer Hitam Utara, Bandar Ayer Hitam Barat, Bandar Ayer Hitam Timor, Parit Semarang, Parit Quarry, Sabak Uni, Parit Haji Ali, Parit Simpang Tengah.

2016–present:[3] The constituency contains the polling districts of Sri Sepakat, Lam Lee, Ladang Chaah, Ladang Yong Peng Bhg. 'B', Kangkar Bahru, Yong Peng Utara, Bandar Yong Peng Utara, Bandar Yong Peng Tengah, Bandar Yong Peng Selatan, Yong Peng Selatan, Ladang Yong Peng, Kampong Manong, Taman Jelita, Parit Haji Yusof, Parit Jambi, Sri Mendapat, Kampong Haji Ghaffar, Asam Bubok, Sungai Rambot, Ayer Hitam Selatan, Ayer Hitam Utara, Bandar Ayer Hitam Barat, Bandar Ayer Hitam Timor, Parit Semarang, Parit Quarry, Sabak Uni, Parit Haji Ali, Parit Simpang Tengah.

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Ayer Hitam
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created from Batu Pahat
4th 1974-1978 Hee Tien Lai BN
5th 1978-1982
6th 1982-1986
Constituency abolished, merged into Batu Pahat
Constituency re-created from Batu Pahat
11th 2004-2008 Wee Ka Siong BN(MCA)
12th 2008-2013
13th 2013-2018
14th 2018-present

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Wee Ka Siong 17,076 43.98 -15.96
PH Liew Chin Tong 16,773 43.20 +43.20
PAS Mardi Marwan 4,975 12.82 -27.24
Total valid votes 38,824 100.00
Total rejected ballots 556
Unreturned ballots 94
Turnout 39,474 85.52
Registered electors 46,157
Majority 303 0.78
BN hold Swing -29.58
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Johore [P.U. (B) 244/2018]" (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 Johore [P.U. (B) 318/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Wee Ka Siong 22,045 59.94 -16.25
PAS Hu Pang Chaw 14,735 40.06 +16.25
Total valid votes 36,780 100.00
Total rejected ballots 967
Unreturned ballots 94
Turnout 37,841 88.18
Registered electors 42,913
Majority 7,310 19.88
BN hold Swing -16.25
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Wee Ka Siong 20,230 76.19 -6.15
PAS Husin Sujak 6,321 23.81 +6.15
Total valid votes 26,551 100.00
Total rejected ballots 907
Unreturned ballots 30
Turnout 27,488 78.98
Registered electors 34,805
Majority 13,909 52.38
BN hold Swing -6.15
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
BN Wee Ka Siong 20,065 82.34
PAS Mohd Zamri Md Taksis 4,302 17.66
Total valid votes 24,367 100.00
Total rejected ballots 851
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 25,218 76.87
Registered electors 32,806
Majority 15,763 64.68
This was a new constituency recreated.
Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Hee Tien Lai 21,737 78.13 -10.55
DAP Chan Yeik Nong 6,085 21.87 +21.87
Total valid votes 27,822 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,115
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 28,937 76.60
Registered electors 37,778
Majority 15,652
BN hold Swing -16.21
Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Hee Tien Lai 20,885 88.68 N/A
PAS Jaini Salleh 2,666 11.32 +11.32
Total valid votes 23,551 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 31,251
Majority 18,189
BN hold Swing N/A
Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
On the nomination day, Hee Tien Lai won uncontested.
BN Hee Tien Lai
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 24,845
Majority
This was a new constituency created.

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