How many former MPs changed their contesting party between 2015 and 2020?

Research by Manthri.lk has revealed that a number of Parliamentarians have crossed over to different political parties for the General Election 2020 in comparison to 2015.

Five key factors revealed in the research by Manthri.lk:

  1. Out of the 225 Parliamentarians, 208 are recontesting the General Election 2020.

  1. Out of the 208 MPs, 172 are contesting from different political parties for the polls in comparison to 2015.

  1. The number of Contestants per party in 2015

  • UNP- 107

  • UPFA- 94

  • ITAK- 16

  • JVP – 6

  1. The number of candidates contesting from different political parties in 2020:

  • From the 107 UNP MPs in 2015

In 2020:

SJB-71

UNP- 20

SLPP -04

Other-02

Not contesting – 10

  • From the 94 UPFA MPs in 2015

In 2020:

SLPP – 81

SJB- 06

SLFP – 01

Not contesting – 06

  • From the 16 ITAK MPs in 2015

In 2020:

ITAK- 14

SLPP – 01

Not contesting 01

  • From the 06 JVP MPs in 2015

In 2020:

NPP – 06

  1. SLMC (01) and EPDP (01) are representing the same parties in the General Election 2020, as in 2015.

The research by Manthri.lk points out that only former MPs who were serving in Parliament at the time of dissolution have been considered for the research. (Newswire)

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