A stronghold of the Left Democratic front (LDF), Nemmara had elected LDF candidates four time and United Democratic front (UDF) candidates twice since 1987. While K Babu of the CPIM has been fielded by the LDF, N. Shivarajan of the BJP is once again in the fray on behalf of the NDA. A.V. Gopinath of the Congress is facing the electorate under the UDF banner. Communist Marxist Party (CMP), a constituent of the UDF, had contested the seat in the last assembly elections in 2011.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|Sakkir Hussain S||Socialist Democratic Party Of India||487|
V. Chenthamarakshan of the CPIM is the sitting MLA of Nemmara which he won for second time in 2011 by trouncing his nearest rival Communist Marxist Party (CMP) leader M.V. Raghavan of the left Democratic Front (LDF) by a margin of 8694 votes. While 64169 votes were polled by Chenthamarakshan, M.V. Raghavan secured 55475 votes. N. Sivarajan of the BJP was relegated to the third place with just 9123 votes.
Chenthamarakshan was elected fm Nemmara in 2006 when he defeated K.A. Chandran of the Congress by a margin of 5,126 votes.
Carved out of the erstwhile Kollengode assembly constituency, Nemmara is one of the seven assembly segments the combination of which goes on to create the Lok Sabha constituency of Alathur. Tarur, Wadakkanchery, Chittur, Alathur, Kunnamkulam and Chelakkara are the other six assembly segments located within the Alathur Lok Sabha constituency.
Located in the Palakkad district in Kerala, Nemmara is formed by the areas covered by the grama panchayats of Elavenchery, Kollengode, Koduvayur, Muthalamada, Nemmara, Nelliyampathy, Pallassana, Puthunagaram, Ayiloor and Vadavannur
Nemmara had a total of 172069 registered voters in 2011. Of them 86673 were women and 85396 were men.