Gopeng (federal constituency)

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Gopeng (P071)
Perak constituency
DUN Perak 2020.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
Constituency created1984
First contested1986
Last contested2022
Demographics
Electors (2022)[1]143,657
Area (km²)[2]577

Gopeng is a federal constituency in Kinta District and Kampar District, Perak, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1986.

The federal constituency was created in the 1984 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic breakdown of Gopeng's electorate as of 2022[3]

  Chinese (44.7%)
  Malay (43.8%)
  Indian (9.7%)
  Other ethnicities (1.7%)

History[edit]

Polling districts[edit]

According to the federal gazette issued on 31 October 2022, the Gopeng constituency is divided into 33 polling districts.[4]

State constituency Polling Districts Code Location
Sungai Rapat(N44) Ara Payong 071/44/01
  • SK St. Bernadette's Convent
  • SRA Rakyat Nurul Iman
  • Arena Square Batu Gajah
Kampong Pisang 071/44/02 SK Sultan Yussuf
Sri Jaya 071/44/03 SK Seri Jaya
Sri Rahmat 071/44/04 SK Kg. Seri Rahmat
Desa Pelancongan 071/44/05 SM Poi Lam (SUWA) Ipoh
Desa Pakatan 071/44/06
  • SK Pengkalan
  • SMK Pengkalan
Rapat Jaya 071/44/07 SK Rapat Jaya
Sungai Rapat 071/44/08
  • SK Sungai Rapat
  • STAM Maahad Imtiyaz
Sungai Rokam 071/44/09 SRA Rakyat Sungai Rokam
Simpang Pulai (N45) Pekan Razaki 071/45/01 SK Seri Ampang
Ampang Baharu 071/45/02 SJK (C) Min Sin
Taman Ampang 071/45/03 SMK Wira Jaya
Kampong Seri Ampang 071/45/04 SK Wira Jaya
Taman Ipoh Jaya 071/45/05
  • SMK Seri Ampang
  • SRA Rakyat Al-Solatiah
Rapat Setia Baru 071/45/06
  • SMK Gunung Rapat
  • SRA Rakyat Al-Hidayah
  • SM Al-Hidayah
Rapat Setia 071/45/07 SK Rapat Setia
Gunong Rapat Utara 071/45/08 SJK (C) Gunung Rapat
Gunong Rapat Selatan 071/45/09 SJK (C) Gunung Rapat
Taman Taufik 071/45/10
  • Sekolah Tinggi Shen Jai
  • SRA Rakyat Al-Falah
Kampong Sengat 071/45/11 SJK (C) Bandar Seri Botani
Taman Bersatu 071/45/12
  • SK Taman Bersatu
  • Dewan Komuniti Taman Bersatu
Simpang Pulai 071/45/13 SJK (C) Phui Ying
Teja(N46) Pos Raya 071/46/01 SK Pos Raya
Kampong Kepayang 071/46/02 SMK Simpang Pulai
Kampong Tekkah Baharu 071/46/03 SK Pengkalan Baharu
Kampong Bharu Kopisan 071/46/04
  • SJK (C) New Kopisan
  • SK Gopeng
Lawan Kuda Barat 071/46/05
  • SMK Seri Teja
  • SMK Idris Shah
Lawan Kuda Timor 071/46/06 SJK (C) Lawan Kuda Baru
Lawan Kuda Selatan 071/46/07 SJK (C) Lawan Kuda Baru
Kampong Pulai 071/46/08 Dewan Serbaguna Teja Kampong Pulai
Kampong Rawa 071/46/09 SK Gopeng
Gopeng 071/46/10 SJK (C) Man Ming
Kampong Sungai Itek 071/46/11
  • SK Sungai Itek
  • SK Ulu Geruntum

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Gopeng
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created from Kinta
7th 1986–1987 Tan Koon Swan (陈群川) BN (MCA)
1987–1990 Ting Chew Peh (陈祖排)
8th 1990–1995
9th 1995–1999
10th 1999–2004
11th 2004–2008
12th 2008–2013 Lee Boon Chye (李文才) PKR
13th 2013–2018
14th 2018–2022 PH (PKR)
15th 2022–present Tan Kar Hing (陈家兴)

State constituency[edit]

Parliamentary

constituency

State constituency
1955–59* 1959–1974 1974–1986 1986–1995 1995–2004 2004–2018 2018–present
Gopeng Chenderong
Rapat Setia
Simpang Pulai
Sungai Rapat
Teja

Current state assembly members[edit]

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N44 Sungai Rapat Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin PH (AMANAH)
N45 Simpang Pulai Wong Chai Yi PH (PKR)
N46 Teja Sandrea Ng Shy Ching

Local governments[edit]

No. State Constituency Local Government
N44 Sungai Rapat
  • Kampar District Council
  • Batu Gajah District Council
N45 Simpang Pulai Ipoh City Council
N46 Teja Kampar District Council

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2022
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Tan Kar Hing 55,880 53.92 -7.83
PN Muhammad Farhan Abdul Rahim 28,732 27.72 +27.72
BN Ting Zhao Song 18,393 17.75 -6.41
Sabah Heritage Party Balachandran Gopal 633 0.61 +0.61
Total valid votes 103,638 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,090
Unreturned ballots 270
Turnout 105,000 72.14
Registered electors 143,657
Majority 27,148 26.20
PH hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Lee Boon Chye 48,923 61.75 +61.75
BN Heng Seai Kie 19,145 24.16 -16.25
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Ismail Ariffin 11,165 14.09 +14.09
Total valid votes 79,233 100.00
Total rejected ballots 853
Unreturned ballots 446
Turnout 80,532 81.21
Registered electors 99,167
Majority 29,778 35.58
PH hold Swing
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Perak [P.U. (B) 237/2018]" (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 Perak [P.U. (B) 311/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.[permanent dead link]
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PKR Lee Boon Chye 47,558 59.59 + 2.51
BN Tan Chin Meng 32,249 40.41 - 2.51
Total valid votes 79,807 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,456
Unreturned ballots 179
Turnout 81,442 83.88
Registered electors 97,092
Majority 15,309 19.18
PKR hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PKR Lee Boon Chye 29,696 57.08 + 23.20
BN Ling Hee Leong 22,328 42.92 - 23.20
Total valid votes 52,024 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,279
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 53,303 71.70
Registered electors 74,344
Majority 7,368 14.16
PKR gain from BN Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ting Chew Peh 30,312 66.12 + 8.56
PKR Lee Boon Chye 15,530 33.88 + 33.88
Total valid votes 45,842 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,491
Unreturned ballots 233
Turnout 47,566 69.47
Registered electors 68,469
Majority 14,782 32.24
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ting Chew Peh 21,254 57.56 - 16.48
DAP Abd. Rahman Said Alli 14,848 40.20 + 14.44
MDP Syed Ahmad Imdadz Said Abas 829 2.24 + 2.24
Total valid votes 36,931 100.00
Total rejected ballots 819
Unreturned ballots 669
Turnout 38,419 69.17
Registered electors 55,542
Majority 6,406 17.36
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ting Chew Peh 22,774 74.04 + 11.40
DAP Lim Meng Loong 7,986 25.96 - 11.40
Total valid votes 30,760 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,318
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 32,078 68.01
Registered electors 47,166
Majority 14,788 48.08
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ting Chew Peh 14,991 62.64 + 2.02
DAP Hong Chin Poh 8,940 37.36 - 1.53
Total valid votes 23,931 100.00
Total rejected ballots 794
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 24,725 68.02
Registered electors 36,349
Majority 6,051 25.28
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general by-election, 16 May 1987
Upon the resignation of incumbent, Tan Koon Swan, who was serving a prison term in Singapore.
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%

BN Ting Chew Peh 12,619 60.62 + 0.25
DAP Ahmad Nor 8,096 38.89 + 4.96
Independent Tan Kee Chye 103 0.49 + 0.49
Total valid votes 20,818 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 34,142
Majority 4,523 21.73
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Tan Koon Swan 14,009 60.37
DAP Quek Swee Siang 7,874 33.93
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Abdul Majid Salleh 981 4.23
SDP Leong Wai Man 341 1.47
Total valid votes 23,205 100.00
Total rejected ballots 518
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 23,723 67.71
Registered electors 35,034
Majority 6,135 26.44
This was a new constituency created.

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