Kannur is Communist Party Marxist’s citadel. A red fort with 8 of 11 constituencies not just leaning left, but near impossible to win for other parties. While subject to shockers like Azhikode in 2011, when CPM blew a 29 point lead, the district will side with the left. K.C.Joseph’s Irikkur and Kannur constituencies though buck the trend and side with UDF.
Constituencies and Swing:
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CPM on it’s on has won close to 60% of all seats in Kannur since 1982, with some of it’s top leaders including Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Pinarayi Vijayan, P.K.Sreemathi and M.V.Jayarajan winning from the district. Constituencies in Kannur are Azhikode, Dharmadom, Irikkur, Kalliasseri, Kannur, Koothuparamba, Mattannur, Payyannur, Peravoor, Taliparamba and Thalassery.
Parties of influence: