Padang Besar (federal constituency)

Padang Besar is a federal constituency in Perlis, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1995.

Padang Besar (P001)
Perlis constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
MP
 
 
 
Zahidi Zainul Abidin
BN
Constituency created1994
First contested1995
Last contested2018
Demographics
Electors (2018)[1]46,096
Area (km²)[2]450

The federal constituency was created from parts of the Kangar constituency in the 1994 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.

History

2004–2016: The constituency contains the polling districts of Jalan Padang Besar, Titi Tinggi, FELDA Mata Ayer, Kampong Kastam, Padang Besar, FELDA Rimba Mas, Lubok Sireh, Pekan Kaki Bukit, Tasoh, Guar Jentik, Beseri, Tunjong, Panggas, Sungai Buloh, Kilang Gula Chuping, Kubang Perun, Guar Nangka, FELDA Chuping, Tok Kaya Man, Hutan Temin, Kampung Gial, Kampong Darat, Paya, Alor Tampang, Padang Lati, Padang Pauh, Santan.

2016–present:[3] The constituency contains the polling districts of Jalan Padang Besar, Titi Tinggi, FELDA Mata Ayer, Kampong Kastam, Padang Besar, FELDA Rimba Mas, Lubok Sireh, Pekan Kaki Bukit, Tasoh, Guar Jentik, Beseri, Tunjong, Panggas, Sungai Buloh, Kilang Gula Chuping, Kubang Perun, Guar Nangka, FELDA Chuping, Tok Kaya Man, Hutan Temin, Kampung Gial, Kampong Darat, Paya, Alor Tampang, Padang Lati, Padang Pauh, Santan.

Representation history

Members of Parliament for Padang Besar
ParliamentYearsMemberParty
Constituency created from Kangar
9th1995–1999Azmi KhalidBN (UMNO)
10th1999–2004
11th2004–2008
12th2008–2013
13th2013–2018Zahidi Zainul Abidin
14th2018–present

Election results

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNZahidi Zainul Abidin15,03241.18−19.27
PHIzizam Ibrahim13,59437.24+37.24
PASMokhtar Senik7,87421.57−17.98
Total valid votes 36,500100.00
Total rejected ballots 780
Unreturned ballots 152
Turnout 37,43281.20
Registered electors 46,096
Majority 1,4383.94
BN hold Swing -28.26
Source(s)

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Perlis [P.U. (B) 232/2018]" (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 Perlis [P.U. (B) 306/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNZahidi Zainul Abidin21,47360.45+1.11
PASAzamhari Mohamood14,04739.55−1.11
Total valid votes 35,520100.00
Total rejected ballots 531
Unreturned ballots 91
Turnout 36,14286.11
Registered electors 41,974
Majority 7,426
BN hold Swing +1.11
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNBaseri @ Azmi Khalid16,99159.34−7.58
PASZolkharnain Abidin11,64340.66+7.58
Total valid votes 28,634100.00
Total rejected ballots 674
Unreturned ballots 2
Turnout 29,31080.05
Registered electors 36,613
Majority 5,348
BN hold Swing −7.58
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNBaseri @ Azmi Khalid18,32366.92+7.60
PASWan Kharizal Wan Khazim9,05833.08+33.08
Total valid votes 27,381100.00
Total rejected ballots 672
Unreturned ballots 400
Turnout 28,45383.93
Registered electors
Majority 9,265
BN hold Swing -12.74
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNBaseri @ Azmi Khalid14,38659.32−11.70
KEADILANMohd Anuar Mohd Tahir9,86740.68+40.68
Total valid votes 24,253100.00
Total rejected ballots 441
Unreturned ballots 653
Turnout 25,34778.04
Registered electors
Majority 4,519
BN hold Swing -26.19
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes%
BNBaseri @ Azmi Khalid17,01371.02
PASHisharudin Hasan6,94328.98
Total valid votes 23,956100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,083
Unreturned ballots 815
Turnout 25,85477.65
Registered electors
Majority 10,070
This was a new constituency created out of Kangar which went to BN in the previous election.

References

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