Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency

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Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 碧山-大巴窯集選區;Simplified Chinese: 碧山-大巴窑集选区) is a five-member Group Representation Constituency (GRC) located in the central region of Singapore. The GRC consists the entire areas of Bishan, the majority of Toa Payoh and parts of Thomson. Its sub-constituencies are Bishan East, Bishan-Toa Payoh North, Thomson, Toa Payoh Central and Toa Payoh East.

The GRC was formed in 1997 by merging the Bishan East, Bishan North, and Thomson divisions of the Thomson Group Representation Constituency with that of the Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency. The remaining Serangoon Gardens Division was split between the Ang Mo Kio, Aljunied, Cheng San and Marine Parade GRCs.

Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC is currently headed by Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen after the retirement of former Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng from the Singapore Cabinet.

Both the Thomson and Toa Payoh GRCs were uncontested since the 1991 General Elections, with the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC enjoying the same situation from 1997 until 2011, with the first contest is with Singapore People's Party. Its boundaries also remained intact throughout its existence.

The westernmost portion of Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC consists of a small part of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Bishan East Bishan North Thomson-Toa Payoh Toa Payoh Central Toa Payoh East
1991 Thomson GRC Toa Payoh GRC
as Toa Payoh
Toa Payoh GRC
as Kim Keat and Boon Teck
Formation
1997 Wong Kan Seng Ho Tat Kin Leong Horn Kee Ibrahim Othman Davinder Singh
2001 Zainudin Nordin Ng Eng Hen
2006 Hri Kumar Josephine Teo Li Min
2011 Josephine Teo Li Min Zainudin Nordin

Areas of responsibility[edit]

  • Bishan East: Bishan St 11-13, Pemimpin Estate
  • Bishan North: Bishan St 22-24, Bright Hill Dr, Sin Ming, Thomson Gardens, Shunfu HUDC
  • Thomson-TPY: Winsdor Park, Thomson Ridge, Lakeview, Shunfu, Toa Payoh North, Toa Payoh Lor 1/2, The Peak@TPY,Raffles Institution
  • Toa Payoh Central: TPY Lor 1,2,4, HDB Hub
  • Toa Payoh East:TPY Lor 5-8, Kim Keat Ave, TPY East Ind Estate

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2011: Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Hri Kumar
Josephine Teo Li Min
Ng Eng Hen
Wong Kan Seng
Zainudin Nordin
62,385 56.93
SPP Chiam See Tong
Mohd Hamim Aliyas
Benjamin Pwee
Wilfred Leung
Jimmy Lee
47,205 43.07 N/A
Majority 12,180 13.86
Turnout 111,677 91.2
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Hri Kumar
Josephine Teo Li Min
Ng Eng Hen
Wong Kan Seng
Zainudin Nordin
N/A Walkover
Turnout 115,323 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 2001: Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Davinder Singh
Leong Horn Kee
Ng Eng Hen
Wong Kan Seng
Zainudin Nordin
N/A Walkover
Turnout 114,621 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Davinder Singh
Ho Tat Kin
Ibrahim Othman
Leong Horn Kee
Wong Kan Seng
N/A Walkover
Turnout 122,256 N/A
PAP win (new seat)

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