Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Kannur, Kerala
Kannur is one of the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies of Kerala. Kannur district’s administrative headquarters are in Kannur town.
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.
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:
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