Do not misunderstand the swing status of Kottayam, Kottayam swings right. This district is holy ground of Kerala Congress politics, with Mani and Joseph wings of Kerala Congress winning more than half the seats in every election since 1982.
Ettumanoor is a slightly left leaning constituency. In 2011,K. Suresh Kurup of Communist Party Of India- Marxist defeated Thomas Chazhikadan of Kerala Congress- Mani by a margin of 1801 votes.