In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) candidate from the Ponnani Lok Sabha constituency E T Mohammed Basheer had secured a lead of 7,245 votes over his nearest rival LDF backed independent candidate V. Abdurahman in the Tirur assembly constituency. However, the lead was much less than the 23,566 votes by which margin the party won the seat in 2011. The LDF is ruling Tirur municipality and two gram panchyats whereas the UDF is in power in four gram panchayts.
While IUML has fielded its sitting MLA C. Mammootty to contest the seat in 2016 assembly elections, the LDF is backing independent candidate P. Abdul Gafoor. N.K. Devidasan is in the fray on behalf of the BJP.
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Currently, Tirur assembly constituency is represented in the legislative assembly of Kerala by IUML’s C. Mammootty who wrested the seat from the CPIM in 2011 by defeating its sitting MLA P.P. Abdulla Kutty by a margin of 23,566 votes in a bipolar contest. While 69305 votes were polled in favour of C. Mammootty, Abdulla Kutty received 45739 votes and was followed by BJP’s P T Ali Haji who got 5543votes.
In 2006 Abdulla Kutty had defeated E T Mohammed Basheer, the then sitting MLA, who had emerged victorious from the seat in 1991, 1996 and 2001.
One of the sixteen assembly constituencies located in the Malappuram district, Tirur is one of the seven assembly segments the combination of which goes on to create the Lok Sabha constituency of Ponnani.Tanur, Ponnani, Tirurangadi, Tavanur, Kottakkal and Thrithala are the other six within the Ponnani parliamentary constituency.
Tirur assembly constituency of formed by the areas covered by Tirur municipality as well as gram panchayats of Thalakkad, Vettom, Valavannur, Athavanad, Tirunavaya and Kalpakanchery.
According to the latest figures by the Election Commission of India, Tirur assembly constituency, which has more female voters than males, is home to a total electorate of 2,02,155 voters of which 105,635 are females and 96,520 are male voters.