In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections N.K. Premachandran of the RSP had secured a lead of 14,439 votes over his nearest rival M.A. Baby of the LDF in the Kollam segment. However, in 2015 local body elections, the LDF emerged visotoius in the Kollam Corporation and all the three panchayats which constitute the in the Kollam assembly constituency.
While the CPIM has nominated actor Mukesh to contest the Kollam seat in 2016 elections, District Congress Committee vice president Sooraj Ravi is in the fray on behalf of the UDF. Former Kollam SN College principal K. Sasikumar is facing the electorate on behalf iof the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|Prof. K. Sasikumar||IND||17409|
P.K. Gurudasan is the incumbent MLA of Kollam which he he won in 2011 by trouncing his nearest Congress rival K.C.Rajan by a margin of 8540 votes. P.K. Gurudasan, a former minister in the LDF government was also elected in 2006.
Kollam had earlier elected ministers including A.A. Rahim, Kadavur Sivadasan, T.K. Divakaran and Babu Divakaran.
Kollam is one of the seven assembly segments falling under the Lok Sabha constituency of the same name. Chadayamangalam, Punalur, Kundara, Chavara, Eravipuram and Chathannoor are the other six constituencies with the Kollam parliamentary constituency.
Located in the district of the same name in Kerala, the Kollam Assembly constituency is composed of the 19 of the 55 divisions of Kollam Corporation and grama panchayats of Thrikadavur, Panayam and Thrikaruva.
Since 1967, all except one MLA, who represented the constituency, had become Ministers. They were A.A. Rahim, T.K. Divakaran, Kadavur Sivadasan, Babu Divakaran, and P.K. Gurudasan.
There are 169411 registered voters in Kollam. Of them 88460 are women and 80951 men.