Ipoh Barat (federal constituency)

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Ipoh Barat
Perak constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Kulasegaran Murugeson
PH
Constituency created1994
First contested1995
Last contested2018

Ipoh Barat is a federal constituency in Perak, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1995.

The federal constituency was created in the 1994 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 Bercham, Tasek Dermawan, Tasek, Kampong Tawas, Kampong Tawas Utara, Dermawan Utara, Bercham Timor, Bercham Selatan, Taman Che Wan, Kepayang Mesjid, Kampong Pisang, Fair Park, Star Park, Green Town, Waller Court, Jalan Datuk Onn Jaafar, Jalan Bijih Timah, Jalan Dato Maharaja Lela, Jalan Sultan Yusof, Gurap, Gunong Lang, Taman Lim, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Jalan Silibin, Jalan Klian Intan, Kampong Kacang Puteh, Kampong Baru Buntong, Jalan Sungai Pari, Jalan Tun Perak.

2016–present:[1] The constituency contains the polling districts of Kampong Bercham, Tasek Dermawan, Tasek, Kampong Tawas, Kampong Tawas Utara, Dermawan Utara, Bercham Timor, Bercham Selatan, Taman Che Wan, Kepayang Mesjid, Kampong Pisang, Fair Park, Star Park, Green Town, Waller Court, Jalan Datuk Onn Jaafar, Jalan Bijih Timah, Jalan Dato Maharaja Lela, Jalan Sultan Yusof, Gurap, Gunong Lang, Taman Lim, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Jalan Silibin, Jalan Klian Intan, Kampong Kacang Puteh, Kampong Baru Buntong, Jalan Sungai Pari, Jalan Tun Perak.

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Ipoh Barat
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created
9th 1995-1999 Ho Cheong Sing BN (MCA)
10th 1999-2004
11th 2004-2008 Kulasegaran Murugeson DAP
12th 2008-2013
13th 2013-2018
14th 2018-present PH (DAP)

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Kulasegaran Murugeson 55,613 84.90
BN Cheng Wei Yee 9,889 15.10
Total valid votes 65,502 100.00
Total rejected ballots 878
Unreturned ballots 472
Turnout 66,852 78.77
Registered electors 84,874
Majority 45,724 69.81
PH gain from DAP 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.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Kulasegaran Murugeson 45,420 73.21 + 7.56
BN Cheng Wei Yee 16,382 26.41 - 7.94
Independent Kalwant Singh Sujan Singh 235 0.38 + 0.38
Total valid votes 62,037 100.00
Total rejected ballots 875
Unreturned ballots 162
Turnout 63,074 81.11
Registered electors 77,761
Majority 29,038 46.80
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Kulasegaran Murugeson 32,576 65.65 + 14.99
BN Yik Phooi Hong 17,042 34.35 - 14.99
Total valid votes 49,618 100.00
Total rejected ballots 829
Unreturned ballots 194
Turnout 50,641 72.58
Registered electors 69,773
Majority 15,534 31.30
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Kulasegaran Murugeson 22,935 50.66 + 4.82
BN Ho Cheong Sing 22,337 49.34 - 4.36
Total valid votes 45,272 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,015
Unreturned ballots 481
Turnout 46,768 68.38
Registered electors 68,394
Majority 598 1.32
DAP gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ho Cheong Sing 25,155 53.70 - 1.79
DAP Kulasegaran Murugeson 21,477 45.84 + 1.33
MDP Jaga N. Nathan 215 0.46 + 0.46
Total valid votes 46,847 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,016
Unreturned ballots 833
Turnout 48,696 68.24
Registered electors 71,359
Majority 3,678 7.86
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Ho Cheong Sing 24,616 55.49
DAP Teresa Kok Suh Sim 19,747 44.51
Total valid votes 44,363 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,073
Unreturned ballots 257
Turnout 45,693 68.71
Registered electors 66,501
Majority 4,869 10.98
This was a new constituency created.

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