In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CPI Lok Sabha candidate from Thrissur C.N. Jayadevan had secured a lead of 9,700 votes in the Pudukkad assembly segment. This was a sharp drop from 26,482 votes by which the LDF won the Pudukkad seat in 2011. While sitting MLA C. Raveendranath of the CPIM is agaion contesting from Pudukkad in 2016 assembly election, Sundaran Kunnathully of the Congress is in the fray on behalf of the United Democratic Front (UDF).
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Pudukkad assembly constituency is currently represented by C. Raveendranath who won the seat in 2011 by defeating K.P. Viswanathan of the Congress by a huge margin of 26482 votes. In the maiden election to the constituency, while 73047 votes were polled by C. Raveendranath, K.P. Viswanathan, a two-time Congress Minister, received 46565 votes and was followed by BJP’ Sobha Surendran who secured14425 votes.
Earlier C. Raveendranath was elected from the erstwhile Kodakara assembly constituency which was formed in 1965. CPI leader P.S. Namboodhiri was the first MLA of the Kodakara constituency.
Pudukkad is one of the seven assembly segments the combination of which goes on to create the Lok Sabha constituency of Thrissur Irinjalakuda, Manalur, Ollur, Guruvayur, Thrissur and Nattika are the other six assembly segments located within the Thrissur Lok Sabha constituency.
Pudukkad assembly constituency, which came into being in 2011 in place of now extinct Kodakara assembly constituency, is formed by the areas covered by the gram panchayats of Alagappanagar, Nenmanikkara, Mattathur, Parappukkara, Varandarappilly, Pudukkad, Vallachira and Trikkur. The constituency is carved out of much parts of now extinct Kodakara assembly constituency.
In the 2011 assembly poll to Pudukkad, there was a total electorate of 176055. Out of the total electors, 84938 were males and 91117 were females.