Pulau Tikus (state constituency)

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Pulau Tikus
Penang constituency
Pulau Tikus electoral constituency.png
Pulau Tikus (white) on Penang Island
State constituency
Legislature Penang State Legislative Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Chris Lee Chun Kit
PH
Constituency created 2004
First contested 2004
Last contested 2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)[1] 18,423

Pulau Tikus is a state constituency in Penang, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Penang State Legislative Assembly since 2004. It covers two of George Town's affluent suburbs - Pulau Tikus and parts of Tanjung Tokong - as well as Gurney Drive.

The state constituency was first contested in 2004 and is mandated to return a single Assemblyman to the Penang State Legislative Assembly under the first-past-the-post voting system. Since 2018, the State Assemblyman for Pulau Tikus is Chris Lee Chun Kit from the Democratic Action Party (DAP), which is part of the state's ruling coalition, Pakatan Harapan (PH).

Definition[edit]

The Pulau Tikus constituency contains the polling districts of Ayer Rajah, Bangkok Lane, Barrack Road, College Avenue, Peel Avenue, Jalan Punchak Erskine, Pantai Molek and Taman Gottlieb.[2]

The constituency encompasses the Pulau Tikus suburb in its entirety and the southern part of Tanjung Tokong up to Fettes Road (Malay: Jalan Fettes).[3] In addition, the whole stretch of Gurney Drive, the most famous seafront promenade in George Town, falls under this constituency.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic breakdown of Pulau Tikus's electorate as of 2018[4]

  Malay (13.12%)
  Chinese (76.82%)
  Indian (8.39%)
  Other ethnicities (1.32%)
Total electors by polling district in 2016
Polling district Electors
Ayer Rajah 2,312
Bangkok Lane 2,833
Barrack Road 2,006
College Avenue 2,790
Jalan Punchak Erskine 2,729
Pantai Molek 1,992
Peel Avenue 2,364
Taman Gottlieb 799
Total 17,825
Source: Malaysian Election Commission[5]

History[edit]

Penang State Legislative Assemblyman for Pulau Tikus
Assembly Years Member Party
Constituency created
11th 2004 – 2008 Teng Hock Nan BN (Gerakan)
12th 2008 – 2013 Koay Teng Hai PR (DAP)
13th 2013 – 2018 Yap Soo Huey
14th 2018 – Chris Lee Chun Kit PH (DAP)

Election results[edit]

The electoral results for the Pulau Tikus state constituency in 2008, 2013 and 2018 are as follows.

Penang state election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
PH Chris Lee Chun Kit 11,679 82.3
BN Loo Jieh Sheng 2,434 17.2
MUP Wee Kean Wai 75 0.5
Total valid votes 14,188 100.0
Total rejected ballots 138
Unreturned ballots 53
Turnout 14,379 78.0
Registered electors 18,423
Majority 9,245
PH hold Swing
Source(s)
Penang state election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes %
DAP Yap Soo Huey 11,256 78.1
BN Rowena Yam 3,036 21.1
Total valid votes 14,292 100.00
Total rejected ballots 125
Unreturned ballots 25
Turnout 14,442 80.5
Registered electors 17,936
Majority 8,220
DAP hold Swing
Penang state election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
DAP Koay Teng Hai 6,649 57.4
BN Teng Hock Nan 4,935 42.6
Total valid votes 11,584 100.00
Total rejected ballots 168
Unreturned ballots 14
Turnout 11,766 70.4
Registered electors 16,723
Majority 1,714
DAP gain from BN Swing ?

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