Tapah (federal constituency)

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Tapah
Perak constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Saravanan Murugan
BN
Constituency created1984
First contested1986
Last contested2018

Tapah is a federal constituency in Perak, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1986.

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]

2004–2016: The constituency contains the polling districts of Kuala Dipang, Sungai Siput Selatan, Kampong Sahum, Kuala Woh, Kampong Kinjang, Temoh, Pekan Temoh, Kampong Lubok Mas, Sungai Chenderiang, Pekan Chenderiang, Jalan Pahang, Kampong Datoh, Temoh Road, Kampong Seberang, Lubok Katak, Kampong Batu Melintang, Bukit Pagar, Tanah Mas, Temoh Stesyen, Sungai Lesong, Kampong Sungai Kurong, Sungai Keroh, Ayer Kuning, Banir Utara, Kampong Batu Mesjid, Banir, Kampong Batu Tiga, Pekan Getah, Sungai Sengkuang, Bidor Road, Kampong Raya, Tapah Road Timor, Ayer Kuning Selatan, Changkat Petai, Tanjong Keramat, Tapah Road Utara, Kampong Simpang Tiga, Kampong Rahmat, Jeram Mengkuang, Kampong Coldstream.

2016–present:[1] The constituency contains the polling districts of Kuala Dipang, Sungai Siput Selatan, Kampong Sahum, Kuala Woh, Kampong Kinjang, Temoh, Pekan Temoh, Kampong Lubok Mas, Sungai Chenderiang, Pekan Chenderiang, Jalan Pahang, Kampong Datoh, Temoh Road, Kampong Seberang, Lubok Katak, Kampong Batu Melintang, Bukit Pagar, Tanah Mas, Temoh Stesyen, Sungai Lesong, Kampong Sungai Kurong, Sungai Keroh, Ayer Kuning, Banir Utara, Kampong Batu Mesjid, Banir, Kampong Batu Tiga, Pekan Getah, Sungai Sengkuang, Bidor Road, Kampong Raya, Tapah Road Timor, Ayer Kuning Selatan, Changkat Petai, Tanjong Keramat, Tapah Road Utara, Kampong Simpang Tiga, Kampong Rahmat, Jeram Mengkuang, Kampong Coldstream.

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Tapah
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created
7th 1986–1990 M. G. Pandithan BN
8th 1990–1995 K. Kumaran
9th 1995–1999
10th 1999–2004 S. Veerasingam
11th 2004–2008
12th 2008–2013 Saravanan Murugan
13th 2013–2018
14th 2018-present

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Saravanan Murugan 16,086 44.47
PH Mohamed Azni Mohamed Ali 15,472 42.77
PAS Norazli Musa 4,616 12.76
Total valid votes 36,174 100.00
Total rejected ballots 760
Unreturned ballots 179
Turnout 37,113 78.75
Registered electors 47,128
Majority 614 1.70
BN hold Swing
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Perak [P.U. (B) 237/2018]" (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 Perak [P.U. (B) 311/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Saravanan Murugan 20,670 57.73 + 1.73
PKR Vasantha Kumar Krishnan 12,743 35.59 - 8.41
Berjasa Shaharuzzaman Bistamam 2,053 5.73 + 5.73
Independent Ridzuan Bani 337 0.94 + 0.94
Total valid votes 35,803 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,040
Unreturned ballots 101
Turnout 36,994 81.33
Registered electors 45,485
Majority 7,927 22.34
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Saravanan Murugan 14,084 56.00 - 13.72
PKR Tan Seng Toh 11,064 44.00 + 44.00
Total valid votes 25,148 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,662
Unreturned ballots 1
Turnout 26,811 70.12
Registered electors 38,236
Majority 3,020 12.00
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Veerasingam Suppiah 16,945 69.72 + 8.09
PAS Ahmad Razi Otman 7,359 30.28 + 30.28
Total valid votes 24,304 100.00
Total rejected ballots 956
Unreturned ballots 421
Turnout 25,681 66.02
Registered electors 38,898
Majority 9,586 39.44
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Veerasingam Suppiah 14,945 61.63 - 2.84
KEADILAN Kamarudin Awang Teh 9,306 38.37 + 38.37
Total valid votes 24,251 100.00
Total rejected ballots 868
Unreturned ballots 1,101
Turnout 26,220 65.28
Registered electors 40,165
Majority 5,639 23.26
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Kumaran Karunagaran 15,543 64.47 + 3.95
DAP Mohamad Asri Othman 5,692 23.61 + 23.61
PAS Mohamed Hamka Mohamed Jumah 2,596 10.77 + 10.77
Independent Foo Khon Yow 278 1.15 + 1.15
Total valid votes 24,109 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,298
Unreturned ballots 349
Turnout 25,756 64.66
Registered electors 39,832
Majority 9,851 40.86
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Kumaran Karunagaran 15,015 60.52 + 1.12
S46 Abdul Wahab Abu Bakar 9,794 39.48 + 39.48
Total valid votes 24,809 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,057
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 25,866 67.70
Registered electors 38,206
Majority 5,221 21.04
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN M. G. Pandithan 13,582 59.40
DAP Loh Jee Mee @ Jimmy 7,597 33.22
PAS M Busra Anuwar 1,688 7.38
Total valid votes 22,867 100.00
Total rejected ballots 761
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 23,628 68.01
Registered electors 34,743
Majority 5,985 26.18
This was a new constituency created.

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