Kepala Batas (federal constituency)

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Kepala Batas
Penang constituency
Federal constituency
Legislature Dewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Reezal Merican Naina Merican
BN
Constituency created 1974
First contested 1974
Last contested 2018

Kepala Batas is a federal constituency in Penang, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1974.

The federal constituency was created in the 1974 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 Muda, Pulau Mertajam, Pasir Gebu, Penaga, Kota Aur, Permatang Janggus, Guar Kepah, Permatang Tiga Ringgit, Lahar Kepar, Padang Benggali, Permatang Berah, Permatang Rambai, Permatang Sintok, Permatang Pak Elong, Permatang Bertam, Kepala Batas, Jalan Kedah, Pongsu Seribu, Bumbung Lima, Paya Keladi, Bertam Indah, Ladang Malakoff, Kampong To' Bedu, Permatang Langsat, Pinang Tunggal, Kampong Baharu, Kampong Selamat Utara, Kubang Menerong, Kampong Selamat Selatan.

2016–present:[1] The constituency contains the polling districts of Kuala Muda, Pulau Mertajam, Pasir Gebu, Penaga, Kota Aur, Permatang Janggus, Guar Kepah, Permatang Tiga Ringgit, Lahar Kepar, Padang Benggali, Permatang Berah, Permatang Rambai, Permatang Sintok, Permatang Pak Elong, Permatang Bertam, Kepala Batas, Jalan Kedah, Pongsu Seribu, Bumbung Lima, Paya Keladi, Bertam Indah, Ladang Malakoff, Kampong To' Bedu, Permatang Langsat, Pinang Tunggal, Kampong Baharu, Kampong Selamat Utara, Kubang Menerong, Kampong Selamat Selatan ENG ANG .

Representation history[edit]

Members of Parliament for Kepala Batas
Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created
4th 1974-1978 Mohamed Sopiee Sheikh Ibrahim BN
5th 1978-1982 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
6th 1982-1986
7th 1986-1990
8th 1990-1995
9th 1995-1999
10th 1999-2004
11th 2004-2008
12th 2008-2013
13th 2013–2018 Reezal Merican Naina Merican
14th 2018-present

Election results[edit]

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Reezal Merican Naina Merican 22,459 42.94
Amanah Zaidi Zakaria 17,723 33.89
PAS Siti Mastura Muhammad 12,120 23.17
Total valid votes 52,302 100.00
Total rejected ballots 715
Unreturned ballots 110
Turnout 53,127 87.78
Registered electors 60,253
Majority 4,736 9.05
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Reezal Merican Naina Merican 25,128 54.53 - 11.25
PAS Afnan Hamimi Taib Azamudden 20,952 45.47 + 11.25
Total valid votes 46,080 100.00
Total rejected ballots 585
Unreturned ballots 75
Turnout 46,740 90.52
Registered electors 51,635
Majority 4,176 9.06
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Ahmad Badawi 23,445 65.78 - 11.94
PAS Subri Md. Arshad 12,199 34.22 + 11.94
Total valid votes 35,644 100.00
Total rejected ballots 634
Unreturned ballots 50
Turnout 36,328 84.45
Registered electors 43,019
Majority 11,246 31.56
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Ahmad Badawi 25,403 77.72 + 8.32
PAS Abd Khalid Rasid 7,281 22.28 - 8.32
Total valid votes 32,684 100.00
Total rejected ballots 672
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 33,356 84.19
Registered electors 39,619
Majority 18,122 55.44
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Ahmad Badawi 19,985 69.40 - 13.77
PAS Abd Khalid Rasid 8,810 30.60 + 30.60
Total valid votes 28,795 100.00
Total rejected ballots 618
Unreturned ballots 64
Turnout 29,477 81.39
Registered electors 36,180
Majority 11,175 38.80
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Ahmad Badawi 22,521 82.77 + 12.42
S46 Naser Mohd. Razi 4,687 17.23 - 12.42
Total valid votes 27,208 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,093
Unreturned ballots 31
Turnout 28,332 78.47
Registered electors 36,105
Majority 17,834 65.54
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Ahmad Badawi 17,025 70.35 + 1.02
S46 Ahmad Awang 7,174 29.65 + 29.65
Total valid votes 24,199 100.00
Total rejected ballots 732
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 24,931 80.25
Registered electors 31,066
Majority 9,851 40.70
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Ahmad Badawi 15,463 69.33
PAS Ahmad Hasan Salahuddin 6,841 30.67
Total valid votes 22,304 100.00
Total rejected ballots 596
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 22,900 75.81
Registered electors 30,209
Majority 8,622 38.66
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Ahmad Badawi 16,759 68.51
PAS Mohamad Sabu 4,115 16.82
DAP Khoo Siew Hoe 3,589 14.67
Total valid votes 24,463 100.00
Total rejected ballots 814
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 25,277 80.29
Registered electors 31,481
Majority 12,644
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Abdullah Ahmad Badawi 12,645 62.41
PAS Musa Mohd. Yatim 7,616 37.59
Total valid votes 20,261 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 26,269
Majority 5,029
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On the nomination day, Mohamed Sopiee Sheikh Ibrahim won uncontested.
BN Mohamed Sopiee Sheikh Ibrahim
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 22,843
Majority
This was a new constituency created.

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