Eranakulam is one of Indian National Congress’s last remaining advantages in the state, with strong moats in Thrikkakara, Kochi, Eranakulam and Thrippunithura. The district swings UDF and is critical for UDF to retain power in the state. The district swings right with 6 constituencies leaning UDF and 1 leaning left. 7 are up for grabs. In 2011, UDF won the district 11-3.
Constituencies and Swing:
|Trends and Margins|
Eranakulam did swing wildly to the left in 2006 with LDF winning 10 of 14. Except for that aberration the district has mostly been leaning towards UDF with INC winning more than double the number of seats compared to CPM. Kerala Congress has a small but significant presence in the district.
Parties of influence:
Constituencies in Eranakulam are Aluva, Angamaly, Ernakulam, Kalamassery, Kochi, Kothamangalam, Kunnathunad, Muvattupuzha, Paravoor, Perumbavoor, Piravom, Thrikkakara, Thrippunithura and Vypeen.