Bandar Kuching (federal constituency)

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Bandar Kuching
Sarawak constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen
PH
Constituency created1968
First contested1969
Last contested2018

Bandar Kuching is a federal constituency in Sarawak, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1971.

The federal constituency was created in the 1968 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.

History[edit]

2008–2016: The constituency contains the polling districts of Market, Bazaar, Padungan, Abell, Deshon, Sekama, Bukit Tuan, Kinyang, Ellis, Ban Hock, Lumba Kuda, Central, Petanak, Pending, Foochow, Kenyalang, Supreme, Chong Kiun Kong, Chawan, Simpang Tiga.

2016–present:[1] The constituency contains the polling districts of Market, Bazaar, Padungan, Abell, Deshon, Sekama, Bukit Tuan, Kinyang, Ellis, Ban Hock, Lumba Kuda, Central, Petanak, Pending, Foochow, Kenyalang, Supreme, Chong Kiun Kong, Chawan, Simpang Tiga, Pisang, Batu Lintang, Star Garden, Poh Kwong Park, Sky Garden, Bukit Kenny, Tabuan Dayak, Tabuan Jaya, Tabuan Laru, Maong, Nanas-Pisang.

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Bandar Kuching
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created
1969-1971 Parliament was suspended[2][3]
3rd 1971-1973 Ong Kee Hui SUPP
1973-1974 BN
4th 1974-1978
5th 1978-1982
6th 1982-1986 Sim Kuang Yang DAP
7th 1986-1990
8th 1990-1995
9th 1995-1999 Song Swee Guan BN
10th 1999-2004
11th 2004-2008 Chong Chieng Jen DAP
12th 2008-2013
13th 2013-2018
14th 2018 Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen
2018-present PH (DAP)

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen 48,548 79.43 + 5.25
BN Kho Teck Wan 12,575 20.57 - 5.25
Total valid votes 61,123 100.00
Total rejected ballots 241
Unreturned ballots 119
Turnout 61,483 75.11
Registered electors 81,856
Majority 35,973 58.85
DAP hold Swing
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Sarawak [P.U. (B) 247/2018]" (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 Sarawak [P.U. (B) 321/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Chong Chieng Jen 30,133 74.18
BN Tan Kai 10,491 25.82
Total valid votes 40,624 100.00
Total rejected ballots 201
Unreturned ballots 54
Turnout 40,879 76.64
Registered electors 53,336
Majority 19,642
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Chong Chieng Jen 22,901 63.88
BN Sim Yaw Yen 12,949 36.12
Total valid votes 35,850 100.00
Total rejected ballots 242
Unreturned ballots 165
Turnout 36,257 68.13
Registered electors 53,216
Majority 9,952
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Chong Chieng Jen 17,914 53.02
BN Wee Kok Tiong 15,873 46.98
Total valid votes 33,787 100.00
Total rejected ballots 577
Unreturned ballots 329
Turnout 34,693 63.06
Registered electors
Majority 2,041
DAP gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Song Swee Guan 18,239 53.64
Independent Dominique Ng Kim Ho 9,850 28.97
DAP Chong Chieng Jen 5,913 17.39
Total valid votes 34,002 100.00
Total rejected ballots 238
Unreturned ballots 1,078
Turnout 35,318 64.68
Registered electors
Majority 8,389
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Song Swee Guan 27,514 53.07
DAP Sim Keng Soon @ Sim Kuang Yang 24,330 46.93
Total valid votes 51,844 100.00
Total rejected ballots 379
Unreturned ballots 277
Turnout 52,500 70.04
Registered electors
Majority 3,184
BN gain from DAP Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Sim Keng Soon @ Sim Kuang Yang 25,573 56.85
BN Stephen Yong Kuet Tze 19,409 43.15
Total valid votes 44,982 100.00
Total rejected ballots 295
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 45,277 70.45
Registered electors
Majority 6,164
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Sim Keng Soon @ Sim Kuang Yang 26,468 58.87
BN Chan Seng Kai 18,494 41.13
Total valid votes 44,962 100.00
Total rejected ballots 582
Unreturned ballots 0
Turnout 45,544 72.81
Registered electors 62,550
Majority 7,974
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Sim Keng Soon @ Sim Kuang Yang 19,200 55.14
BN Loke Yik Ping 15,623 44.86
Total valid votes 34,823 100.00
Total rejected ballots 431
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 35,254 74.69
Registered electors 47,201
Majority 3,577
DAP gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ong Kee Hui 19,902 79.64
Independent Leong Ho Yuen 5,089 20.36
Total valid votes 24,991 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 36,527
Majority 14,813
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ong Kee Hui 11,534 55.34
SNAP Leong Ho Yuen 8,851 42.47
Independent Peter Ng Eng Lim 457 2.19
Total valid votes 20,842 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 28,175
Majority 2,683
BN gain from SUPP Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
SUPP Ong Kee Hui 13,410 85.60
Independent Kenneth Lau Ah Lah 1,284 8.20
Independent Ong Khai Yan 972 6.20
Total valid votes 15,666 100.00
Total rejected ballots 5,113
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 20,779 83.53
Registered electors 24,877
Majority 12,126
This was a new constituency created.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Federal Government Gazette - Notice of Polling Districts and Polling Centres for the Federal Constituencies and State Constituencies of the States of Sarawak [P.U. (B) 502/2015]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 2016-07-12.
  2. ^ Ahmad Fauzi Mustafa (2012-03-12). "Hanya Yang di-Pertuan Agong ada kuasa panggil Parlimen bersidang". Utusan Online. Archived from the original on 2016-06-04. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  3. ^ "www.parlimen.gov.my" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-05.