Langkawi (federal constituency)

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Langkawi
Kedah constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Mahathir Mohamad
PH
Constituency created1994
First contested1995
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)[1]42,697
Area (km²)[2]469

Langkawi is a federal constituency in Kedah, 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 Kuala Teriang, Ewa, Padang Lalang, Kilim, Ladang Sungai Raya, Wang Tok Rendong, Bendang Baru, Ulu Melaka, Nyior Chabang, Padang Kandang, Padang Matsirat, Kampung Atas, Bukit Kemboja, Makam Mahsuri, Kampung Gelam, Kedawang, Pantai Chenang, Temonyong, Kampung Bayas, Sungai Menghulu, Kelibang, Dundong, Pulau Dayang Bunting, Lubok Chempedak, Kampung Tuba, Kuah, Kampung Bukit Malut.

2016–present:[3] The constituency contains the polling districts of Kuala Teriang, Ewa, Padang Lalang, Kilim, Ladang Sungai Raya, Wang Tok Rendong, Bendang Baru, Ulu Melaka, Nyior Chabang, Padang Kandang, Padang Matsirat, Kampung Atas, Bukit Kemboja, Makam Mahsuri, Kampung Gelam, Kedawang, Pantai Chenang, Temonyong, Kampung Bayas, Sungai Menghulu, Kelibang, Dundong, Pulau Dayang Bunting, Lubok Chempedak, Kampung Tuba, Kuah, Kampung Bukit Malut.

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Langkawi
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created from Jerlun-Langkawi
9th 1995–1999 Abu Bakar Taib BN (UMNO)
10th 1999–2004
11th 2004–2008
12th 2008–2013
13th 2013–2018 Nawawi Ahmad
14th 2018–present Mahathir Mohamad PH (BERSATU)

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Mahathir Mohamad 18,954 54.90 + 54.90
BN Nawawi Ahmad 10,061 29.14 - 39.62
PAS Zubir Ahmad 5,512 15.96 + 15.96
Total valid votes 34,527 100.00
Total rejected ballots 604
Unreturned ballots 119
Turnout 35,250 82.56
Registered electors 42,697
Majority 8,893 25.76
PH gain from BN Swing ?
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Kedah [P.U. (B) 233/2018]" (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 Kedah [P.U. (B) 307/2018]" (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, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Nawawi Ahmad 21,407 68.76 + 7.74
PKR Ahmad Abdullah 9,546 30.66 - 8.32
Independent Marina Hussein 180 0.58 + 0.58
Total valid votes 31,133 100.00
Total rejected ballots 744
Unreturned ballots 219
Turnout 32,096 85.51
Registered electors 37,536
Majority 11,861 38.10
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abu Bakar Taib 13,762 61.02 - 13.21
PKR Wan Salleh Wan Isa 8,792 38.98 + 38.98
Total valid votes 22,554 100.00
Total rejected ballots 670
Unreturned ballots 49
Turnout 23,273 78.71
Registered electors 29,567
Majority 4,970 22.04
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abu Bakar Taib 16,510 74.21 + 6.18
PAS Zubir Ahmad 5,738 25.79 - 6.18
Total valid votes 22,248 100.00
Total rejected ballots 560
Unreturned ballots 36
Turnout 22,844 81.64
Registered electors 27,981
Majority 10,772 48.42
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abu Bakar Taib 12,349 68.03 - 9.10
PAS Amiruddin Hamzah 5,802 31.97 + 31.97
Total valid votes 18,151 100.00
Total rejected ballots 351
Unreturned ballots 64
Turnout 18,566 80.43
Registered electors 23,083
Majority 6,547 36.06
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abu Bakar Taib 11,977 77.13
S46 Radzi Ahmad 3,552 22.87
Total valid votes 15,529 100.00
Total rejected ballots 959
Unreturned ballots 44
Turnout 16,532 76.12
Registered electors 21,718
Majority 8,425 54.26
This was a new constituency created.

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