Seri Delima (state constituency)

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Seri Delima
Penang constituency
Seri Delima state constituency.svg
Seri Delima (olive) on Penang
State constituency
LegislaturePenang State Legislative Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Syerleena Abdul Rashid
PH
Constituency created2004
First contested2004
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)[1]25,232
Area (km²)[2]5

Seri Delima is a state constituency in Penang, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Penang State Legislative Assembly since 2004. It covers parts of Gelugor, a suburb of George Town, as well as the affluent neighbourhood of Green Lane.

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 Seri Delima is Syerleena Abdul Rashid from the Democratic Action Party (DAP), which is part of the state's ruling coalition, Pakatan Harapan (PH).

Definition[edit]

The Seri Delima constituency contains the polling districts of Bukit Gelugor, Island Park, Kampong Hijau, Lintang Delima, Lorong Delima, Sungai Gelugor and Taman Tun Sardon.[3] This state seat comprises the northern halve of Gelugor, a suburb of George Town, and the leafy, affluent neighbourhood of Green Lane.[4]

Seri Delima is bounded to the north by Green Lane and Jalan Tunku Kudin. The southern limits of the constituency roughly follows the course of the Gelugor River into the sea, with the portion of Gelugor south of the river coming under the neighbouring Batu Uban constituency.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic breakdown of Seri Delima's electorate as of 2018[5]

  Malay (22.31%)
  Chinese (65.54%)
  Indian (11.39%)
  Other ethnicities (0.71%)
Total electors by polling district in 2016
Polling district Electors
Bukit Gelugor 3,294
Island Park 4,118
Kampong Hijau 3,336
Lintang Delima 4,617
Lorong Delima 2,409
Sungai Gelugor 2,824
Taman Tun Sardon 3,551
Total 24,149
Source: Malaysian Election Commission[6]

History[edit]

Penang State Legislative Assemblyman for Seri Delima
Assembly Years Member Party
Constituency created
11th 2004 – 2008 Koay Kar Huah BN (MCA)
12th 2008 – 2013 Sanisvara Nethaji Rayer PR (DAP)
13th 2013 – 2018
14th 2018 – Syerleena Abdul Rashid PH (DAP)

Election results[edit]

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

Penang state election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
PH Syerleena Abdul Rashid 16,553 82.5
BN Khoo Kay Teong 3,342 16.7
MUP Tan Yang Yung 159 0.8
Total valid votes 20,054 100.0
Total rejected ballots 141
Unreturned ballots 90
Turnout 20,285 80.4
Registered electors 25,232
Majority 13,211
PH hold Swing
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, State Legislative Assembly for the State of Penang [P.U. (B) 252/2018]" (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, State Constituencies for the State of Penang [P.U. (B) 326/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Penang state election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes %
DAP Sanisvara Nethaji Rayer 14,478 73.6
BN Low Joo Hiap 5,201 26.4
Total valid votes 19,679 100.00
Total rejected ballots 209
Unreturned ballots 56
Turnout 19,944 83.7
Registered electors 23,841
Majority 9,277
DAP hold Swing
Penang state election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
DAP Sanisvara Nethaji Rayer 8,402 57.2
BN Loh Nam Hooi 6,274 42.8
Total valid votes 14,676 100.00
Total rejected ballots 217
Unreturned ballots 22
Turnout 14,915 72.7
Registered electors 20,510
Majority 2,128
DAP gain from BN Swing ?

See also[edit]

References[edit]

"Keputusan Pilihan Raya Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 2016-04-24. Retrieved 2016-05-21.