DAP: Boundary changes will see BN recapturing 7 seats
DAP strategist Ong Kian Ming says based on the Election Commission’s proposed redelineation of constituencies, Barisan Nasional will recapture seven seats from Pakatan Harapan (PH) and the resultant increase in marginal seats will reduce PH’s chance of retaining power in Selangor in the next general election.
“Barisan will recapture Ijok, Dusun Tua, Sementa, Sungai Pinang, Pelabuhan Klang, Sijangkang and Morib,” he was quoted by Sin Chew Daily in a report yesterday.
Speaking to the press at the party headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday on the proposed redelineation exercise, Ong said although there is no increase in either state or parliamentary seats, the redrawing of boundaries of parliamentary constituencies will cause Pakatan to lose some marginal seats (seats won by a small majority) as well as reduce some PH strongholds to marginal seats.
“Six constituencies Pakatan won by a majority of more than 45% of votes (in the last general election) will become marginal seats. They are Taman Templer, Seri Serdang, Taman Medan, Paya Jaras, Batu Tiga and Seri Andalas.
“The majority votes for two marginal seats – Gombak Setia and Hulu Kelang – will be further reduced,” said Ong.