Bandar Kuching (federal constituency)

Bandar Kuching is a federal constituency in Sarawak, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1971.

Bandar Kuching (P195)
Sarawak constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen
PH
Constituency created1968
First contested1969
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)81,856

The federal constituency was created in the 1968 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.

History

2008–2016: The constituency contains the polling districts of Market, Bazaar, Padungan, Abell, Deshon, Sekama, Bukit Tuan, Kinyang, Ellis, Ban Hock, Lumba Kuda, Central, Petanak, Pending, Foochow, Kenyalang, Supreme, Chong Kiun Kong, Chawan, Simpang Tiga.

2016–present:[1] The constituency contains the polling districts of Market, Bazaar, Padungan, Abell, Deshon, Sekama, Bukit Tuan, Kinyang, Ellis, Ban Hock, Lumba Kuda, Central, Petanak, Pending, Foochow, Kenyalang, Supreme, Chong Kiun Kong, Chawan, Simpang Tiga, Pisang, Batu Lintang, Star Garden, Poh Kwong Park, Sky Garden, Bukit Kenny, Tabuan Dayak, Tabuan Jaya, Tabuan Laru, Maong, Nanas-Pisang.

Representation history

Members of Parliament for Bandar Kuching
ParliamentYearsMemberParty
Constituency created
1969-1971Parliament was suspended[2][3]
3rd1971-1973Ong Kee HuiSUPP
1973-1974BN (SUPP)
4th1974-1978
5th1978-1982
6th1982-1986Sim Kuang YangDAP
7th1986-1990
8th1990-1995
9th1995-1999Song Swee GuanBN (SUPP)
10th1999-2004
11th2004-2008Chong Chieng JenDAP
12th2008-2013
13th2013-2018
14th2018Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen
2018-presentPH (DAP)

Election results

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
DAPKelvin Yii Lee Wuen48,54879.43+ 5.25
BNKho Teck Wan12,57520.57- 5.25
Total valid votes 61,123 100.00
Total rejected ballots 241
Unreturned ballots 119
Turnout 61,48375.11
Registered electors 81,856
Majority 35,97358.85
DAP hold Swing
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Sarawak [P.U. (B) 247/2018]" (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 Sarawak [P.U. (B) 321/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
DAPChong Chieng Jen30,13374.18
BNTan Kai10,49125.82
Total valid votes 40,624 100.00
Total rejected ballots 201
Unreturned ballots 54
Turnout 40,87976.64
Registered electors 53,336
Majority 19,642
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
DAPChong Chieng Jen22,90163.88
BNSim Yaw Yen12,94936.12
Total valid votes 35,850 100.00
Total rejected ballots 242
Unreturned ballots 165
Turnout 36,25768.13
Registered electors 53,216
Majority 9,952
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
DAPChong Chieng Jen17,91453.02
BNWee Kok Tiong15,87346.98
Total valid votes 33,787 100.00
Total rejected ballots 577
Unreturned ballots 329
Turnout 34,69363.06
Registered electors
Majority 2,041
DAP gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNSong Swee Guan18,23953.64
IndependentDominique Ng Kim Ho9,85028.97
DAPChong Chieng Jen5,91317.39
Total valid votes 34,002 100.00
Total rejected ballots 238
Unreturned ballots 1,078
Turnout 35,31864.68
Registered electors
Majority 8,389
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNSong Swee Guan27,51453.07
DAPSim Keng Soon @ Sim Kuang Yang24,33046.93
Total valid votes 51,844 100.00
Total rejected ballots 379
Unreturned ballots 277
Turnout 52,50070.04
Registered electors
Majority 3,184
BN gain from DAP Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
DAPSim Keng Soon @ Sim Kuang Yang25,57356.85
BNStephen Yong Kuet Tze19,40943.15
Total valid votes 44,982 100.00
Total rejected ballots 295
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 45,27770.45
Registered electors
Majority 6,164
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
DAPSim Keng Soon @ Sim Kuang Yang26,46858.87
BNChan Seng Kai18,49441.13
Total valid votes 44,962 100.00
Total rejected ballots 582
Unreturned ballots 0
Turnout 45,54472.81
Registered electors 62,550
Majority 7,974
DAP hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
DAPSim Keng Soon @ Sim Kuang Yang19,20055.14
BNLoke Yik Ping15,62344.86
Total valid votes 34,823 100.00
Total rejected ballots 431
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 35,25474.69
Registered electors 47,201
Majority 3,577
DAP gain from BN Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNOng Kee Hui19,90279.64
IndependentLeong Ho Yuen5,08920.36
Total valid votes 24,991 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 36,527
Majority 14,813
BN hold Swing
Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNOng Kee Hui11,53455.34
SNAPLeong Ho Yuen8,85142.47
IndependentPeter Ng Eng Lim4572.19
Total valid votes 20,842 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Turnout
Registered electors 28,175
Majority 2,683
BN gain from SUPP Swing ?
Malaysian general election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
SUPPOng Kee Hui13,41085.60
IndependentKenneth Lau Ah Lah1,2848.20
IndependentOng Khai Yan9726.20
Total valid votes 15,666 100.00
Total rejected ballots 5,113
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 20,77983.53
Registered electors 24,877
Majority 12,126
This was a new constituency created.

References

  1. "Federal Government Gazette - Notice of Polling Districts and Polling Centres for the Federal Constituencies and State Constituencies of the States of Sarawak [P.U. (B) 502/2015]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 2016-07-12.
  2. Ahmad Fauzi Mustafa (2012-03-12). "Hanya Yang di-Pertuan Agong ada kuasa panggil Parlimen bersidang". Utusan Online. Archived from the original on 2016-06-04. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  3. "www.parlimen.gov.my" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-05.
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