Taliparamba is a bastion of the CPIM which has won all the elections to the seat except in 1970 when the seat went in favour of the Congress. While the CPIM has once again nominated its sitting MLA James Mathew to contest Taliparamba assembly seat for the 2016 assembly elections. Rajesh Nambir has been fielded by the Kerala Congress (M) on behalf of the UDF. Kerala Congress (M) is contesting 15 assembly seats.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|P. BALAKRISHNAN MASTER||BJP||14742|
|IBRAHIM THIRUVATTOOR||SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF INDIA||1323|
|P. K. AYYAPPAN MASTER||BSP||675|
|P. V. ANIL||IND||203|
James Mathew of the CPI(M) is the sitting MLA of Taliparamba which he won second time in a row in 2011 by trouncing his nearest Congress rival Job Michel by a margin of 27861 votes in a bipolar contest. While 81031 votes were polled by James Mathew, the Congress nominee secured 53170 votes and was followed by BJP’s K.Jayaprakash who got just 6492 votes
Taliparamba assembly constituency has been represented by the CPIM candidates since 1977. M.V.Govindan Master of CPM had won the Taliparamba assembly seat in 1996 and 2001. In the subsequent election to the seat in 2006, CPIM’s C.K.P Padmanabhan emerged victorious by defeating Chandran Thillankeri of the Congress.
One of the eleven assembly constituencies located in the Kannur district of Kerala, Taliparamba is one of the seven assembly constituencies falling under the Lok Sabha constituency of Kannur. Azhicode, Irikkur, Kannur, Dharmadam, Mattannur and Peravoor are other six that are within the Kannur parliamentary constituency.
In Taliparamba assembly constituency female voters outnumber males. Out of a total electorate of 174788 in the constituency, 95472 are females and 79316 are male voters.