Tanjong (federal constituency)

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Tanjong (P049)
Penang constituency
Tanjong federal constituency.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
Constituency created1958
First contested1959
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)[1]49,586
Area (km²)[2]6

Tanjong is a federal constituency in Northeast Penang Island District, Penang, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1959.

The federal constituency was created in the 1958 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first-past-the-post voting system. It is the smallest federal constituency in Malaysia.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic breakdown of Tanjong's electorate as of 2018[3]

  Chinese (84.17%)
  Indian (9.56%)
  Malay (5.89%)
  Other ethnicities (0.38%)

History[edit]

Polling districts[edit]

According to the federal gazette issued on 30 March 2018, the Tanjong constituency is divided into 37 polling districts.[4]

State constituency Polling districts Code Location
Padang Kota (N26) Northam Road 049/26/01 SJK (C) Union
Pykett Avenue 049/26/02 SK Pykett Methodist
Rangoon Road 049/26/03 SMK (P) Methodist
Nagore Road 049/26/04 SK Sri Tanjung
Wellesley School 049/26/05 SK Wellesley
Farquhar Street 049/26/06 SK Perempuan Island
Lorong Argus 049/26/07 SMK St. Xavier
Muntri Street 049/26/08 SJK (C) Shih Chung Pusat
Kampong Malabar 049/26/09 SJK (C) Aik Hua
Lorong Serk Chuan 049/26/10 SK Hutchings
Lorong Pasar 049/26/11 SK Convent Lebuh Light
Esplanade 049/26/12 SMK Hutchings
Leboh Pasar 049/26/13 SMK Convent Lebuh Light
Leboh Ah Quee 049/26/14 SK Hutchings
Pengkalan Kota (N27) Leboh Presgrave 049/27/01 SJK (C) Heng Ee
Jalan Magazine 049/27/02 SJK (C) Sum Min
Jalan Prangin 049/27/03 SJK (C) Sum Min
Leboh Victoria 049/27/04 SJK (C) Li Tek 'A'
Pengkalan Welf 049/27/05 SJK (C) Li Tek 'B'
Gat Leboh Noordin 049/27/06 SJK (C) Li Tek Cawangan
Jalan C.Y.Choy 049/27/07 Dewan Li Tek Seah
Macallum Street 049/27/08 SJK (C) Eng Chuan
Leboh Cecil 049/27/09 SJK (C) Eng Chuan
Komtar (N28) Dickens Street 049/28/01 SJK (C) Hu Yew Seah
Leboh Cintra 049/28/02 Taman Bimbingan Kanak-Kanak (Tabika) Nurul Islam
Kampung Kolam 049/28/03 Pusat Belia Pulau Pinang
Leboh Acheh 049/28/04 Pusat Belia Pulau Pinang
Leboh Melayu 049/28/05 SK Tan Sri P. Ramlee
Hong Kong Street 049/28/06 George Town World Heritage Inc
Komtar 049/28/07 Teoh Kong Si
Madras Lane 049/28/08 SJK (C) Hu Yew Seah
Jalan Timah 049/28/09 SK Tan Sri P. Ramlee
Jalan Lines 049/28/10 SK Tan Sri P. Ramlee
Jalan Dato' Kramat 049/28/11 The Penang Buddist Association Kindergarden
Irving Road 049/28/12 Pusat Kegiatan Guru Kelawai
Jalan Pahang 049/28/13 The Penang Buddhist Association Kindergarden
Jalan Kim Bian Aik 049/28/14 Persatuan Leong See Kah Miew

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Tanjong
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created from George Town
Parliament of the Federation of Malaya
1st 1959-1963 Tan Phock Kin (陈朴根) Socialist Front
Parliament of Malaysia
1st 1963-1964 Tan Phock Kin (陈朴根) Socialist Front
2nd 1964-1968 Lim Chong Eu (林苍佑) UDP
1968-1969 GERAKAN
1969-1971 Parliament was suspended[5][6]
3rd 1971-1973 Lim Chong Eu (林苍佑) GERAKAN
1973-1974 BN (GERAKAN)
4th 1974-1978
5th 1978-1981 Wong Hoong Keat (黄鸿杰) DAP
1981-1982 BN (GERAKAN)
6th 1982-1986 Koh Tsu Koon (许子根)
7th 1986-1990 Lim Kit Siang (林吉祥) DAP
8th 1990-1995
9th 1995-1999
10th 1999-2004 Chow Kon Yeow (曹观友)
11th 2004-2008
12th 2008-2013
13th 2013-2018 Ng Wei Aik (黄伟益)
14th 2018-present Chow Kon Yeow (曹观友) PH (DAP)

State constituency[edit]

Parliamentary

constituency

State constituency
1955–59* 1959–1974 1974–1986 1986–1995 1995–2004 2004–2018 2018–present
Tanjong Kampong Kolam
Komtar
Kota
Padang Kota
Pengkalan Kota
Tanjong Tengah
Tanjong Utara

Current state assembly members[edit]

No. State Constituency Member Coalition (Party)
N26 Padang Kota Chow Kon Yeow PH (DAP)
N27 Pengkalan Kota Gooi Zi Sen
N28 Komtar Teh Lai Heng

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
PH Chow Kon Yeow 34,663 87.25 +87.25
BN Ng Siew Lai 5,064 12.75 - 3.45
Total valid votes 39,727 100.00
Total rejected ballots 347
Unreturned ballots 56
Turnout 40,130 80.93
Registered electors 49,586
Majority 29,599 74.50
PH hold Swing
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Penang [P.U. (B) 236/2018]" (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 Penang [P.U. (B) 310/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Ng Wei Aik 35,510 83.80 + 9.48
BN Ng Song Kheng 6,865 16.20 - 9.48
Total valid votes 42,375 100.00
Total rejected ballots 495
Unreturned ballots 33
Turnout 42,903 83.33
Registered electors 51,487
Majority 28,645 67.60
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Chow Kon Yeow 28,248 74.32 + 18.91
BN Khaw Veon Szu 9,759 25.68 - 18.91
Total valid votes 38,007 100.00
Total rejected ballots 631
Unreturned ballots 96
Turnout 38,734 72.82
Registered electors 53,188
Majority 18,489 48.64
DAP hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Chow Kon Yeow 21,652 55.41 + 0.13
BN Ooi Swee Hing 17,424 44.59 - 0.13
Total valid votes 39,076 100.00
Total rejected ballots 717
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 39,793 68.72
Registered electors 57,905
Majority 4,228 10.82
DAP hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Chow Kon Yeow 23,437 55.28 - 1.47
BN Cheang Chee Gooi 18,960 44.72 + 1.47
Total valid votes 42,397 100.00
Total rejected ballots 993
Unreturned ballots 13
Turnout 43,403 70.85
Registered electors 61,260
Majority 4,477 10.56
DAP hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Lim Kit Siang 25,622 56.75 - 12.91
BN Oh Keng Seng 18,727 41.48 + 11.14
Parti Bersatu Sabah Khor Ngak Seng @ Khor Gark Kim 800 1.77 + 1.77
Total valid votes 45,149 100.00
Total rejected ballots 822
Unreturned ballots 234
Turnout 46,205 72.94
Registered electors 63,346
Majority 6,895 15.27
DAP hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Lim Kit Siang 30,954 69.66 + 6.23
BN Boey Weng Keat 13,485 30.34 - 6.23
Total valid votes 44,439 100.00
Total rejected ballots 953
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 45,392 74.55
Registered electors 60,887
Majority 17,469 39.32
DAP hold Swing


Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Lim Kit Siang 27,611 63.43
BN Koh Tsu Koon 15,921 36.57
Total valid votes 43,532 100.00
Total rejected ballots 931
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 44,463 73.32
Registered electors 60,640
Majority 11,690 26.86
DAP gain from BN Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Koh Tsu Koon 22,394 50.42
DAP Chian Heng Kai @ Chin Soo Ha 21,560 48.54
SDP Yeap Ghim Guan 464 1.04
Total valid votes 44,418 100.00
Total rejected ballots 899
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 45,317 77.16
Registered electors 58,735
Majority 834 1.88
BN gain from DAP Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
DAP Wong Hoong Keat 19,260 47.95
BN Ronnie Ooi Oon Seng 13,412 33.39
Independent Hoo Kee Ping 7,496 18.66
Total valid votes 40,168 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 51,930
Majority 5,848 14.56
DAP gain from BN Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Lim Chong Eu 15,409 45.99
DAP Yeap Ghim Guan 13,969 41.69
PEKEMAS Tan Phock Kin 2,508 7.48
Parti Rakyat Malaysia Lee Kok Liang 1,622 4.84
Total valid votes 33,508 100.00
Total rejected ballots 804
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 34,312 73.44
Registered electors 46,719
Majority 1,440 4.3
BN gain from Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia Lim Chong Eu 19,656 78.85
Alliance Chua Teng Siew 4,496 18.04
People's Progressive Party (Malaysia) Khoo Yat See 775 3.11
Total valid votes 24,927 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,072
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 25,999 77.04
Registered electors 33,747
Majority 15,160 60.81
Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia gain from UDP Swing ?


Malaysian general election, 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
UDP Lim Chong Eu 12,928 45.37
Socialist Front Tan Phock Kin 8,516 29.89
Alliance David Choong Ewe Leong 6,271 22.01
PAP Tan Chong Bee 778 2.73
Total valid votes 28,493 100.00
Total rejected ballots 672
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 29,165 83.90
Registered electors 34,763
Majority 4,412 15.48
UDP gain from Socialist Front Swing ?


Malayan general election, 1959
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Socialist Front Tan Phock Kin 11,333 56.98
Alliance G. H. Goh 6,448 32.42
People's Progressive Party (Malaysia) Khoo Yat See 2,107 10.59
Total valid votes 19,888 100.00
Total rejected ballots 237
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 20,125 71.65
Registered electors 28,086
Majority 4,885 24.56
This was a new constituency created.

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