Shri Edappakath Ahamed was a former Member of Parliament and belongs to the Indian Union Muslim League political party. In the year 2014, he was elected as Member of Parliament in 16th Lok Sabha representing Malappuram, Kerala. Also, he was elected as Member of Parliament in 11th, 12th and 15th Lok Sabha from Malappuram constituency in the years 1996, 1998 and 2009, respectively. In addition, he was elected as Member of Parliament in 14th Lok Sabha from Ponnani constituency in the year 2004, while he was elected as Member of Parliament in 10th and 13th Lok Sabha representing Manjeri constituency in the years 1991 and 1999, respectively. Furthermore, he was elected as Member of Kerala Legislative Assembly from Tanur constituency in the years 1980, 1982 and 1987, from Cannanore and Koduvally constituency in the years 1967 and 1977, respectively.