Kepala Batas (federal constituency)

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Kepala Batas (P041)
Penang constituency
Kepala Batas federal constituency.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
Constituency created1974
First contested1974
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)[1]60,523
Area (km²)[2]138

Kepala Batas is a federal constituency in North Seberang Perai District, 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.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic breakdown of Kepala Batas's electorate as of 2018[3]

  Malay (78.56%)
  Chinese (17.02%)
  Indian (4.17%)
  Other ethnicities (0.25%)

History[edit]

Polling districts[edit]

According to the federal gazette issued on 30 March 2018, the Kepala Batas constituency is divided into 29 polling districts.[4]

State constituency Polling districts Code Location
Penaga (N01) Kuala Muda 041/01/01 SK Kuala Muda
Pulau Mertajam 041/01/02 SK Pulau Mertajam
Pasir Gebu 041/01/03 SK Pasir Gebu
Penaga 041/01/04 SMK Sri Muda
Kota Aur 041/01/05 SMK Pmtg Tok Labu
Permatang Janggus 041/01/06 SK Permatang Janggus
Guar Kepah 041/01/07 Pusat Penempatan Banjir Pengkalan Bongor
Permatang Tiga Ringgit 041/01/08 SK Lahar Kepar
Lahar Kepar 041/01/09 SK Lahar Kepar
Bertam (N02) Padang Benggali 041/02/01 SA Rakyat Al-Falah Padang Benggali
Permatang Berah 041/02/02 SJK (C) Aik Keow
Permatang Rambai 041/02/03 Al-Madrasatul Ibtidaiyah Permatang Rambai Penaga
Permatang Sintok 041/02/04 SK Permatang Sintok
Permatang Pak Elong 041/03/05 SJK (C) Sin Chung
Permatang Bertam 041/02/06 SK Permatang Bertam
Kepala Batas 041/02/07 SK Hashim Awang
Jalan Kedah 041/02/08 SJK (C) Pei Yu
Pongsu Seribu 041/02/09 SMK Datuk Haji Ahmad Badawi
Pinang Tunggal (N03) Bumbung Lima 041/03/01 SK Bumbong Lima
Paya Keladi 041/03/02 SK Paya Keladi
Bertam Indah 041/03/03 SMK Bertam Indah
Ladang Malakoff 041/03/04 SJK (T) Ladang Malakoff
Kampong To'Bedu 041/03/05 SK Kampong To' Bedor
Permatang Langsat 041/03/06 SMK Dato' Kailan
Pinang Tunggal 041/03/07 SK Pinang Tunggal
Kampong Baharu 041/03/08 SK Mohd Shah
Kampong Selamat Utara 041/03/09 SJK (C) Mah Hua
Kubang Menerong 041/03/10 Madrasah Al-Yatumiah Al-Islamiah Kubang Menerong
Kampong Selamat Selatan 041/03/11 SK Kampung Selamat

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Kepala Batas
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created, renamed from Seberang Utara
4th 1974-1978 Mohamed Sopiee Sheikh Ibrahim BN (UMNO)
5th 1978-1982 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
6th 1982-1986
7th 1986-1990
8th 1990-1995
9th 1995-1999
10th 1999-2004
11th 2004-2008
12th 2008-2013
13th 2013–2018 Reezal Merican Naina Merican
14th 2018–present

State constituency[edit]

Parliamentary

constituency

State constituency
1955–59* 1959–1974 1974–1986 1986–1995 1995–2004 2004–2018 2018–present
Kepala Batas Bertam
Penaga
Pinang Tunggal
Tasek Gelugor

Current state assembly members[edit]

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N1 Penaga Mohd Yusni Mat Piah PN (PAS)
N2 Bertam Khaliq Mehtab Mohd Ishaq PN (BERSATU)
N3 Pinang Tunggal Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abd. Rahman PH (PKR)

Local governments[edit]

No. State Constituency Local Government
N1 Penaga Seberang Perai City Council
N2 Bertam Seberang Perai City Council
N3 Pinang Tunggal Seberang Perai City Council

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Reezal Merican Naina Merican 22,459 42.94 -11.59
PH Zaidi Zakaria 17,723 33.89 +33.89
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Siti Mastura Muhammad 12,120 23.17 -22.30
Total valid votes 52,302 100.00
Total rejected ballots 715
Unreturned ballots 110
Turnout 53,127 87.78
Registered electors 60,523
Majority 4,736 9.05
BN 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 % ∆%
BN Reezal Merican Naina Merican 25,128 54.53 - 11.25
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Afnan Hamimi Taib Azamudden 20,952 45.47 + 11.25
Total valid votes 46,080 100.00
Total rejected ballots 585
Unreturned ballots 75
Turnout 46,740 90.52
Registered electors 51,635
Majority 4,176 9.06
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Ahmad Badawi 23,445 65.78 - 11.94
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Subri Md. Arshad 12,199 34.22 + 11.94
Total valid votes 35,644 100.00
Total rejected ballots 634
Unreturned ballots 50
Turnout 36,328 84.45
Registered electors 43,019
Majority 11,246 31.56
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Ahmad Badawi 25,403 77.72 + 8.32
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Abd Khalid Rasid 7,281 22.28 - 8.32
Total valid votes 32,684 100.00
Total rejected ballots 672
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 33,356 84.19
Registered electors 39,619
Majority 18,122 55.44
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Ahmad Badawi 19,985 69.40 - 13.77
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Abd Khalid Rasid 8,810 30.60 + 30.60
Total valid votes 28,795 100.00
Total rejected ballots 618
Unreturned ballots 64
Turnout 29,477 81.39
Registered electors 36,180
Majority 11,175 38.80
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Ahmad Badawi 22,521 82.77 + 12.42
S46 Naser Mohd. Razi 4,687 17.23 - 12.42
Total valid votes 27,208 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,093
Unreturned ballots 31
Turnout 28,332 78.47
Registered electors 36,105
Majority 17,834 65.54
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Ahmad Badawi 17,025 70.35 + 1.02
S46 Ahmad Awang 7,174 29.65 + 29.65
Total valid votes 24,199 100.00
Total rejected ballots 732
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 24,931 80.25
Registered electors 31,066
Majority 9,851 40.70
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Ahmad Badawi 15,463 69.33
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Ahmad Hasan Salahuddin 6,841 30.67
Total valid votes 22,304 100.00
Total rejected ballots 596
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 22,900 75.81
Registered electors 30,209
Majority 8,622 38.66
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Ahmad Badawi 16,759 68.51
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Mohamad Sabu 4,115 16.82
DAP Khoo Siew Hoe 3,589 14.67
Total valid votes 24,463 100.00
Total rejected ballots 814
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 25,277 80.29
Registered electors 31,481
Majority 12,644 51.69
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Ahmad Badawi 12,645 62.41
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party Musa Mohd. Yatim 7,616 37.59
Total valid votes 20,261 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 26,269
Majority 5,029 24.82
BN hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On the nomination day, Mohamed Sopiee Sheikh Ibrahim won uncontested.
BN Mohamed Sopiee Sheikh Ibrahim
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 22,843
Majority
This was a new constituency created.

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