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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Kannur, Kerala

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent
Apr 19, 2019 06:31 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 constituency watch of Kannur, Kerala.

Kannur is one of the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies of Kerala. Kannur district’s administrative headquarters are in Kannur town.

Polling officers attend a training programme on how to use EVM with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
Polling officers attend a training programme on how to use EVM with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)

Kannur, known as Cannanore constituency, was formed as a Lok Sabha constituency in 1977. Though it is considered a CPM fortress, neither the CPM nor the LDF has been able to enjoy a full monopoly in the Lok Sabha seat over the UDF. If anything, the constituency has elected the Congress candidate more times than the CPM candidate.

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In the 2014 elections, the Kannur Lok Sabha constituency had elected CPM’s PK Sreemathi Teacher as its nominee to the Lok Sabha over Congress’s K Sudhakaran. Sreemathi won the election with a narrow margin of barely 6,566 votes.

The general elections will be held across India in seven phases beginning April 11 and the counting of votes will take place on May 23.

Here’s all you need to know about the Kannur Lok Sabha constituency:

State: Kerala

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Kannur

Contesting candidates: CK Padmanabhan (BJP), PK Sreemathi Teacher (CPI-M) and K Sudhakaran (Congress)

Date of polling: April 23

Sitting MP, Party: PK Srieemathi, CPI(M)

Winning margin in 2014: 6,566

Runner up name, party: K Sudhakaran, INC

Number of voters in 2014: 948,572

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 72

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,002

Number of women voters: 507,560

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