Bukit Mertajam (federal constituency)

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Bukit Mertajam
Penang constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Sim Chee Keong
PH
Constituency created1974
First contested1974
Last contested2018

Bukit Mertajam is a federal constituency in Penang, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1974.

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]

2004–2016: The constituency contains the polling districts of Kampong Aston, Bukit Noning, Taman Bukit Ria, Kampong Bahru, Jalan Berjaya, Taman Alma, Mutiara Indah, Taman Tenang, To' Kun, Machang Bubok, Bukit Teh, Alma, Taman Seri Kijang, Bukit Minyak, Permatang Tinggi, Gajah Mati, Taman Jambu, Taman Seri Janggus, Taman Alma Jaya, Kampong Cross Street 1, Station Road, High School, Bukit Kechil, Desa Damai, Taman Keenways, Taman Binjai.

2016–present:[1] The constituency contains the polling districts of Kampong Aston, Bukit Noning, Taman Bukit Ria, Kampong Bahru, Jalan Berjaya, Taman Alma, Mutiara Indah, Taman Tenang, To' Kun, Machang Bubok, Bukit Teh, Alma, Taman Seri Kijang, Bukit Minyak, Permatang Tinggi, Gajah Mati, Taman Jambu, Taman Seri Janggus, Taman Alma Jaya, Kampong Cross Street 1, Station Road, High School, Bukit Kechil, Desa Damai, Taman Keenways, Taman Binjai.

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Bukit Mertajam
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created
4th 1974-1978 Tan Cheng Bee BN
5th 1978-1982 Seow Hun Khim DAP
6th 1982-1986 BN
7th 1986-1990 Chian Heng Kai DAP
8th 1990-1995
9th 1995-1999 Tan Chong Keng BN
10th 1999-2004 Chong Eng DAP
11th 2004-2008
12th 2008-2013
13th 2013-2018 Sim Chee Keong
14th 2018-present PH (DAP)

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Sim Chee Keong 63,784 85.40 + 4.05
BN Gui Guat Lye 10,907 14.60 - 4.05
Total valid votes 74,691 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,109
Unreturned ballots 177
Turnout 75,977 85.37
Registered electors 88,998
Majority 52,877 70.80
PH hold 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 Sim Chee Keong 55,877 81.35 + 5.38
BN Gui Guat Lye 12,814 18.65 - 5.38
Total valid votes 68,691 100.00
Total rejected ballots 712
Unreturned ballots 185
Turnout 69,588 88.09
Registered electors 78,996
Majority 43,063 62.70
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Chong Eng 37,882 75.97 + 16.21
BN Ong Tang Chuan 11,985 24.03 - 16.21
Total valid votes 49,867 100.00
Total rejected ballots 931
Unreturned ballots 25
Turnout 50,823 79.31
Registered electors 64,080
Majority 25,897 51.94
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Chong Eng 26,215 59.76 + 6.87
BN Ma Kok Ben 17,651 40.24 - 6.87
Total valid votes 43,866 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,148
Unreturned ballots 428
Turnout 45,442 77.37
Registered electors 58,733
Majority 8,564 19.52
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Chong Eng 26,874 52.89 + 15.43
BN Tan Chong Keng 23,937 47.11 - 15.43
Total valid votes 50,811 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,107
Unreturned ballots 49
Turnout 51,967 78.02
Registered electors 66,607
Majority 2,937 5.78
DAP gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Tan Chong Keng 30,175 62.54 + 14.11
DAP Teoh Teik Huat 18,077 37.46 - 14.11
Total valid votes 48,252 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,315
Unreturned ballots 92
Turnout 49,659 78.51
Registered electors 63,251
Majority 12,098 25.08
BN gain from DAP Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Chian Heng Kai @ Chin Soo Ha 21,572 51.57 + 1.30
BN Tan Chong Keng 20,260 48.43 + 1.91
Total valid votes 41,832 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,098
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 42,930 78.99
Registered electors 54,348
Majority 1,312 3.14
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Chian Heng Kai @ Chin Soo Ha 19,099 50.27
BN Tan Chong Keng 17,673 46.52
NASMA Tan Chin Ceang 1,219 3.21
Total valid votes 37,991 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,100
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 39,091 76.00
Registered electors 51,437
Majority 1,426 3.75
DAP gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Seow Hun Khim 22,226 55.94
DAP Khoo Chin Tow 17,506 44.06
Total valid votes 39,732 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,119
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 40,851 76.61
Registered electors 53,324
Majority 4,720
BN gain from DAP Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Seow Hun Khim 13,051 40.59
BN Lee Jong Ki 9,910 30.82
PAS Shaik Adam 4,757 14.80
Independent Tan Cheng Bee 4,082 12.70
KITA Mustapha Hussain 350 1.09
Total valid votes 32,150 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 41,243
Majority 3,141
DAP gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Tan Cheng Bee 14,285 61.75
DAP Oh Teck Aun 5,098 22.04
PEKEMAS Michael Tan Kok Haw 1,479 6.39
KITA Mustapha Hussain 1,235 5.34
PSRM Ong Cheng Piaw 1,035 4.47
Total valid votes 23,132 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,027
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 24,159 83.59
Registered electors 28,902
Majority 9,187
This was a new constituency created.

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