Since 2004 Bukit Gelugor has been the late Karpal Singh’s den and now it will be taken over by his son, Ramkarpal. During the last General Election, Karpal garnered 55,839 votes defeating BN’s candidate who only manage to get 14,061 votes. There were 69,900 voters who voted and late Karpal Singh won by a 41,778 majority.
Today 25th May 2014, his son is on the seat to continue his legacy. Ramkarpal won in the by-election with 41,242 votes to beat PCM’s Vice President Datuk Huan who gained 3583 votes. Majority is 37,659
Datuk Huan Cheng Guan and both Independant candidate Mohammad Nabi Bux and Abu Backerboth lost their deposit when they only manage to get 799 and 255 votes respectively.
This graphic below was the result of the 13th General election for the constituency.
Voter turnout is 56.4% or 46,099 votes cast. Tereh are 539 spoilt vote.