Ayer Hitam (federal constituency)

Ayer Hitam is a federal constituency in Johor, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat from 1974 to 1986, from 2004 to present.

Ayer Hitam (P148)
Johor constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Wee Ka Siong
BN
Constituency created1974
Constituency abolished1986
Constituency re-created2004
First contested1974
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2017)[1]46,157
Area (km²)[2]747

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

It was abolished in 1986 when it was redistributed. It was re-created in 2003.

2004–2016: The constituency contains the polling districts of Sri Sepakat, Lam Lee, Ladang Chaah, Ladang Yong Peng Bhg. 'B', Kangkar Bahru, Yong Peng Utara, Bandar Yong Peng Utara, Bandar Yong Peng Tengah, Bandar Yong Peng Selatan, Yong Peng Selatan, Ladang Yong Peng, Kampong Manong, Taman Jelita, Parit Haji Yusof, Parit Jambi, Sri Mendapat, Kampong Haji Ghaffar, Asam Bubok, Sungai Rambot, Ayer Hitam Selatan, Ayer Hitam Utara, Bandar Ayer Hitam Barat, Bandar Ayer Hitam Timor, Parit Semarang, Parit Quarry, Sabak Uni, Parit Haji Ali, Parit Simpang Tengah.

2016–present:[3] The constituency contains the polling districts of Sri Sepakat, Lam Lee, Ladang Chaah, Ladang Yong Peng Bhg. 'B', Kangkar Bahru, Yong Peng Utara, Bandar Yong Peng Utara, Bandar Yong Peng Tengah, Bandar Yong Peng Selatan, Yong Peng Selatan, Ladang Yong Peng, Kampong Manong, Taman Jelita, Parit Haji Yusof, Parit Jambi, Sri Mendapat, Kampong Haji Ghaffar, Asam Bubok, Sungai Rambot, Ayer Hitam Selatan, Ayer Hitam Utara, Bandar Ayer Hitam Barat, Bandar Ayer Hitam Timor, Parit Semarang, Parit Quarry, Sabak Uni, Parit Haji Ali, Parit Simpang Tengah.

Representation history

Members of Parliament for Ayer Hitam
ParliamentYearsMemberParty
Constituency created from Batu Pahat
4th1974-1978Hee Tien LaiBN
5th1978-1982
6th1982-1986
Constituency abolished, merged into Batu Pahat
Constituency re-created from Batu Pahat
11th2004-2008Wee Ka SiongBN(MCA)
12th2008-2013
13th2013-2018
14th2018-present

Election results

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNWee Ka Siong17,07643.98-15.96
PHLiew Chin Tong16,77343.20+43.20
PASMardi Marwan4,97512.82-27.24
Total valid votes 38,824 100.00
Total rejected ballots 556
Unreturned ballots 94
Turnout 39,47485.52
Registered electors 46,157
Majority 3030.78
BN hold Swing -29.58
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Johore [P.U. (B) 244/2018]" (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 Johore [P.U. (B) 318/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNWee Ka Siong22,04559.94-16.25
PASHu Pang Chaw14,73540.06+16.25
Total valid votes 36,780 100.00
Total rejected ballots 967
Unreturned ballots 94
Turnout 37,84188.18
Registered electors 42,913
Majority 7,31019.88
BN hold Swing -16.25
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNWee Ka Siong20,23076.19-6.15
PASHusin Sujak6,32123.81+6.15
Total valid votes 26,551 100.00
Total rejected ballots 907
Unreturned ballots 30
Turnout 27,48878.98
Registered electors 34,805
Majority 13,90952.38
BN hold Swing -6.15
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes%
BNWee Ka Siong20,06582.34
PASMohd Zamri Md Taksis4,30217.66
Total valid votes 24,367 100.00
Total rejected ballots 851
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 25,21876.87
Registered electors 32,806
Majority 15,76364.68
This was a new constituency recreated.
Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNHee Tien Lai21,73778.13-10.55
DAPChan Yeik Nong6,08521.87+21.87
Total valid votes 27,822 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,115
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 28,93776.60
Registered electors 37,778
Majority 15,652
BN hold Swing -16.21
Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNHee Tien Lai20,88588.68N/A
PASJaini Salleh2,66611.32+11.32
Total valid votes 23,551 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 31,251
Majority 18,189
BN hold Swing N/A
Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes%
On the nomination day, Hee Tien Lai won uncontested.
BNHee Tien Lai
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 24,845
Majority
This was a new constituency created.

References

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