Petaling Jaya (federal constituency)

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Petaling Jaya
Selangor constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Maria Chin Abdullah
Independent
Constituency created1984
Constituency abolished1995
Constituency re-created2018
First contested1986
Last contested2018

Petaling Jaya is a federal constituency in Selangor, Malaysia, that was represented in the Dewan Rakyat from 1986 to 1995 and 2018 to present.

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.

History[edit]

It was abolished in 1995 when it was redistributed but re-created in 2018 redelineation exercise.

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Petaling Jaya
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created
7th 1986–1990 Eng Seng Chai DAP
8th 1990–1995 Kua Kia Soong
Constituency abolished, split into Petaling Jaya Utara and Petaling Jaya Selatan
Constituency re-created, renamed from Petaling Jaya Selatan
14th 2018–present Maria Chin Abdullah PH

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Maria Chin Abdullah 78,984 68.52
BN Chew Hian Tat 21,847 18.95
PAS Noraini Hussin 14,448 12.53
Total valid votes 115,279 100.00
Total rejected ballots 968
Unreturned ballots 350
Turnout 116,597 82.74
Registered electors 116,597
Majority 57,137 49.56
PH hold Swing
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Selangor [P.U. (B) 239/2018]" (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 Selangor [P.U. (B) 313/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Kua Kia Soong 40,685 62.19
BN Soh Chee Wen 24,735 37.81
Total valid votes 65,420 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,161
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 66,581 67.68
Registered electors
Majority 15,950
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Eng Seng Chai 29,929 55.88
BN Lee Phon Yong 21,176 39.54
SDP Wong Sai Hou 2,454 4.58
Total valid votes 53,559 100.00
Total rejected ballots 801
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 54,360 67.61
Registered electors 80,403
Majority 8,753
This was a new constituency created.

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