Padang Besar (federal constituency)

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Padang Besar
Perlis constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Zahidi Zainul Abidin
BN
Constituency created1994
First contested1995
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)[1]46,096
Area (km²)[2]450

Padang Besar is a federal constituency in Perlis, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1995.

The federal constituency was created from parts of the Kangar constituency 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 Jalan Padang Besar, Titi Tinggi, FELDA Mata Ayer, Kampong Kastam, Padang Besar, FELDA Rimba Mas, Lubok Sireh, Pekan Kaki Bukit, Tasoh, Guar Jentik, Beseri, Tunjong, Panggas, Sungai Buloh, Kilang Gula Chuping, Kubang Perun, Guar Nangka, FELDA Chuping, Tok Kaya Man, Hutan Temin, Kampung Gial, Kampong Darat, Paya, Alor Tampang, Padang Lati, Padang Pauh, Santan.

2016–present:[3] The constituency contains the polling districts of Jalan Padang Besar, Titi Tinggi, FELDA Mata Ayer, Kampong Kastam, Padang Besar, FELDA Rimba Mas, Lubok Sireh, Pekan Kaki Bukit, Tasoh, Guar Jentik, Beseri, Tunjong, Panggas, Sungai Buloh, Kilang Gula Chuping, Kubang Perun, Guar Nangka, FELDA Chuping, Tok Kaya Man, Hutan Temin, Kampung Gial, Kampong Darat, Paya, Alor Tampang, Padang Lati, Padang Pauh, Santan.

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Padang Besar
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created from Kangar
9th 1995–1999 Azmi Khalid BN
10th 1999–2004
11th 2004–2008
12th 2008–2013
13th 2013–2018 Zahidi Zainul Abidin
14th 2018–present

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Zahidi Zainul Abidin 15,032 41.18
PH Izizam Ibrahim 13,594 37.24
PAS Mokhtar Senik 7,874 21.57
Total valid votes 36,500 100.00
Total rejected ballots 780
Unreturned ballots 152
Turnout 37,432 81.20
Registered electors 46,096
Majority 1,438 3.94
BN hold Swing {{{3}}}
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Perlis [P.U. (B) 232/2018]" (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 Perlis [P.U. (B) 306/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Zahidi Zainul Abidin 21,473 60.45 + 1.11
PAS Azamhari Mohamood 14,047 39.55 - 1.11
Total valid votes 35,520 100.00
Total rejected ballots 531
Unreturned ballots 91
Turnout 36,142 86.11
Registered electors 41,974
Majority 7,426
BN hold Swing {{{3}}}
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Baseri @ Azmi Khalid 16,991 59.34 - 7.58
PAS Zolkharnain Abidin 11,643 40.66 + 7.58
Total valid votes 28,634 100.00
Total rejected ballots 674
Unreturned ballots 2
Turnout 29,310 80.05
Registered electors 36,613
Majority 5,348
BN hold Swing {{{3}}}
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Baseri @ Azmi Khalid 18,323 66.92 + 7.60
PAS Wan Kharizal Wan Khazim 9,058 33.08 + 33.08
Total valid votes 27,381 100.00
Total rejected ballots 672
Unreturned ballots 400
Turnout 28,453 83.93
Registered electors
Majority 9,265
BN hold Swing {{{3}}}
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Baseri @ Azmi Khalid 14,386 59.32 - 11.70
KEADILAN Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir 9,867 40.68 + 40.68
Total valid votes 24,253 100.00
Total rejected ballots 441
Unreturned ballots 653
Turnout 25,347 78.04
Registered electors
Majority 4,519
BN hold Swing {{{3}}}
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Baseri @ Azmi Khalid 17,013 71.02
PAS Hisharudin Hasan 6,943 28.98
Total valid votes 23,956 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,083
Unreturned ballots 815
Turnout 25,854 77.65
Registered electors
Majority 10,070
This was a new constituency created out of Kangar which went to BN in the previous election.

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