Batu Kawan (federal constituency)

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Batu Kawan
Penang constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Kasthuriraani Patto
PH
Constituency created2003
First contested2004
Last contested2018

Batu Kawan is a federal constituency in Penang, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 2004.

The federal constituency was created in the 2003 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 Indrawasih, Taman Chai Leng, Perai, Taman Perai, Taman Supreme, Taman Kimsar, Kampong Jawa, Jalan Pengkalan, Kebun Sireh, Bukit Tengah, Kuala Juru, Juru, Taman Perwira, Taman Sejati, Taman Sentul Jaya, Pulau Aman, Batu Kawan, Bukit Tambun, Taman Merak, Kampong Baharu, Ladang Valdor, Perkampungan Valdor, Badak Mati, Rumah Murah Valdor.

2016–present:[1] The constituency contains the polling districts of Taman Indrawasih, Taman Chai Leng, Perai, Taman Perai, Taman Supreme, Taman Kimsar, Kampong Jawa, Jalan Pengkalan, Kebun Sireh, Bukit Tengah, Kuala Juru, Juru, Taman Perwira, Taman Sejati, Taman Sentul Jaya, Pulau Aman, Batu Kawan, Bukit Tambun, Taman Merak, Kampong Baharu, Ladang Valdor, Perkampungan Valdor, Badak Mati, Rumah Murah Valdor.

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Batu Kawan
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created
11th 2004-2008 Huan Cheng Guan BN
12th 2008-2013 Ramasamy Palanisamy DAP
13th 2013-2018 Kasthuriraani Patto
14th 2018-present PH (DAP)

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Kasthuriraani Patto 42,683 78.02
BN Jayanthi Devi Balaguru 9,130 16.69
PAS Jay Kumar Balakrishna 2,636 4.82
PFP Ooi Khar Giap 256 0.47
Total valid votes 54,705 100.00
Total rejected ballots 675
Unreturned ballots 99
Turnout 55,479 84.84
Registered electors 65,394
Majority 33,553 61.33
PH gain from DAP Swing ?
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Penang [P.U. (B) 236/2018]" (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 Penang [P.U. (B) 310/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Kasthuriraani Patto 36,636 74.14 + 11.20
BN Gobalakrishnan Narayanasamy 10,674 21.60 - 15.46
PCM Huan Cheng Guan 1,801 3.64 + 3.64
Independent Mohan Apparoo 305 0.62 + 0.62
Total valid votes 49,416 100.00
Total rejected ballots 723
Unreturned ballots 69
Turnout 50,208 87.32
Registered electors 57,500
Majority 25,962 52.54
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Ramasamy Palanisamy 23,067 62.94 + 42.30
BN Koh Tsu Koon 13,582 37.06 - 16.79
Total valid votes 36,649 100.00
Total rejected ballots 640
Unreturned ballots 3
Turnout 37,292 78.71
Registered electors 47,378
Majority 9,485 25.88
DAP gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Huan Cheng Guan 17,097 53.85
KEADILAN Law Choo Kiang 8,099 25.51
DAP Tanasekharan Autherapady 6,552 20.64
Total valid votes 31,748 100.00
Total rejected ballots 811
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 32,559 75.62
Registered electors 43,056
Majority 8,998 28.64
This was a new constituency created.

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