Tanjong (federal constituency)

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Tanjong
Penang constituency
Tanjong federal constituency.svg
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Chow Kon Yeow
PH
Constituency created1958
First contested1959
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)[1]49,586

Tanjong is a federal constituency in 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.

History[edit]

2004–2016: The constituency contains the polling districts of Northam Road, Pykett Avenue, Rangoon Road, Nagore Road, Wellesley School, Farquhar Street, Lorong Argus, Muntri Street, Kampong Malabar, Lorong Seck Chuan, Lorong Pasar, Esplanade, Leboh Pasar, Leboh Ah Quee, Leboh Presgrave, Jalan Magazine, Jalan Prangin, Leboh Victoria, Pengkalan Weld, Gat Leboh Noordin, Jalan C. Y. Choy, Macallum Street, Leboh Cecil, Dickens Street, Leboh Cintra, Kampong Kolam, Leboh Acheh, Leboh Melayu, Hong Kong Street, Komtar, Madras Lane, Jalan Timah, Jalan Lines, Jalan Dato' Keramat, Irving Road, Jalan Pahang, Jalan Kim Bian Aik.

2016–present:[2] The constituency contains the polling districts of Northam Road, Pykett Avenue, Rangoon Road, Nagore Road, Wellesley School, Farquhar Street, Lorong Argus, Muntri Street, Kampong Malabar, Lorong Seck Chuan, Lorong Pasar, Esplanade, Leboh Pasar, Leboh Ah Quee, Leboh Presgrave, Jalan Magazine, Jalan Prangin, Leboh Victoria, Pengkalan Weld, Gat Leboh Noordin, Jalan C. Y. Choy, Macallum Street, Leboh Cecil, Dickens Street, Leboh Cintra, Kampong Kolam, Leboh Acheh, Leboh Melayu, Hong Kong Street, Komtar, Madras Lane, Jalan Timah, Jalan Lines, Jalan Dato' Keramat, Irving Road, Jalan Pahang, Jalan Kim Bian Aik.

Representation history[edit]

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

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
PBS 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
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
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
PSRM 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
BN gain from GERAKAN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
GERAKAN Lim Chong Eu 19,656 78.85
Alliance Chua Teng Siew 4,496 18.04
PPP 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
GERAKAN 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
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
PPP 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
This was a new constituency created.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral Roll for the 14th Malaysian General Election Updated as of 10 April 2018" (PDF) (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. 2018-04-16. p. 12. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  2. ^ "Federal Government Gazette - Notice of Polling Districts and Polling Centres for the Federal Constituencies and State Constituencies of the States of Malaya [P.U. (B) 197/2016]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 2016-06-19.
  3. ^ Ahmad Fauzi Mustafa (2012-03-12). "Hanya Yang di-Pertuan Agong ada kuasa panggil Parlimen bersidang". Utusan Online. Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  4. ^ "www.parlimen.gov.my" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-10.