Damansara (Selangor federal constituency)

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Damansara
Selangor constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Tony Pua Kiam Wee
PH
Constituency created1958
Constituency abolished1974
Constituency re-created2018
First contested1959
Last contested2018
Demographics
Population (2017)DC2017Q4164,322
Electors (2017)[1]164,322
Area (km²)[2]65
Pop. density (per km²)2,528

Damansara is a federal constituency in Selangor, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat from 1959 to 1974 and from 2018 to present.

The federal constituency was created in the 2018 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system. The incumbent MP for the seat, Tony Pua won with a majority of 106,903 in the 2018 general election, the largest ever majority in Malaysian electoral history.[3]

History[edit]

It was abolished in 1974 when it was redistributed but re-created in 2018 redelineation exercise.

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Damansara
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created in the state of Selangor
Parliament of the Federation of Malaya
1st 1959-1963 Karam Singh Veriah Socialist
Parliament of Malaysia
1st 1963-1964 Karam Singh Veriah Socialist
2nd 1964-1969 Michael Chen Wing Sum Alliance
1969-1971 Parliament was suspended[4][5]
3rd 1971-1974 Hor Cheok Foon DAP
Constituency abolished
Constituency re-created, renamed from Petaling Jaya Utara
14th 2018-present Tony Pua Kiam Wee PH (DAP)

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Tony Pua Kiam Wee 121,283 89.00 +7.16
BN Ryan Ho Kwok Sheng 14,380 10.55 -7.61
PRM Dato' Wong Mun Kheong 617 0.45
Total valid votes 136,280 100.00
Total rejected ballots 867
Unreturned ballots 492
Turnout 137,639 83.76
Registered electors 164,322
Majority 106,903 78.44
PH gain from DAP Swing ?
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Selangor [P.U. (B) 239/2018]" (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 Selangor [P.U. (B) 313/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.

"Damansara parliamentary seat records biggest majority - Nation". The Star Online. 10 May 2018.
Malaysian general election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Hor Cheok Foon 15,567 56.29
Alliance Michael Chen Wing Sum 12,089 43.71
Total valid votes 27,656 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,002
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 28,658 69.34
Registered electors 41,331
Majority 3,478
DAP gain from Alliance Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Alliance Michael Chen Wing Sum 9,148 43.68
Socialist Front Tan Kai Hee 8,602 41.08
PAP Lam Khuan Kit 3,191 15.24
Total valid votes 20,941 100.00
Total rejected ballots 856
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 21,797 72.52
Registered electors 30,056
Majority 546
Alliance gain from Socialist Front Swing ?
Malayan general election, 1959
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Socialist Front Karam Singh Veriah 9,026 61.49
Alliance Lee Eng Teh 5,653 38.51
Total valid votes 14,679 100.00
Total rejected ballots 192
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 14,871 75.40
Registered electors 19,722
Majority 3,373
This was a new constituency created.

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