In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Congress candidate from the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency and then sitting MP M.I. Shanavas had secured a comfortable lead in the Wandoor assembly segment over his nearest Communist party of India (CPI) rival Sathyan Mokeri. The BJP had secured polled 10,571 votes in 2014, a sharp rise from 2,885 votes polled by the party in the 2011 Assembly elections
Sitting Congress MLA and Tourism Minister of Kerala, A.P. Anil Kumar, has again nominated by the party to contest the Wandoor assembly seat fourth time in 2016 assembly polls. CPI (M)’s K. Nishant is the nominee of the Left Democratic Front (LDF).
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|A.P. ANIL KUMAR||INC||Won
Wandoor assembly constituency is currently held by A.P. Anil Kumar who won the seat in 2011 third time in a row by defeating his nearest rival V. Ramesan of CPIM by a margin of 28919 votes in a bipolar poll. While 77580 votes were polled in favour of A.P. Anil Kumar, the CPIM nominee received 48661 votes and was followed by BJP’s Kotheri Ayyappan who got 2885 votes.
A total of six candidates contested the 2011 elections.
The only time when the UDF lost the election to Wandoor was in 1996 when CPI(M)’s N. Kannan emerged victorious by 4,201 votes.
One of the sixteen seats located in the Malappuram district of Kerala, Wandoor is the neighbouring assembly constituency of Nilambur from which Chokad and Kalikavu gram panchayats were delinked and added to former in 2011. Apart from the two panchayats, gram panchayats of Karuvarakundu, Porur, Mampad, Thiruvali, Thuvvur and Wandoor make up the Wandoor assembly constituency.
One of the largest assembly constituencies in the state, Wandoor was created in 1977. It is one of the seven assembly constituencies that combine to create the Lok Sabha constituency of Wayanad. Mananthavady, Sulthan Bathery, Thiruvambady, Kalpetta, Eranad and Nilambur are the other six assembly segments within the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency.
Reserved for the candidates belonging to the scheduled castes, Wandoor, where females outnumber male voters, had a total electorate of 2,08,592. Of them 1,07,448 are women and 1,01,144 are males.