Bukit Panjang Single Member Constituency

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Bukit Panjang Single Member Constituency.

Bukit Panjang Single Member Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 武吉班讓單選區;Simplified Chinese: 武吉班让单选区) is a Single Member Constituency located in the western area of Singapore. The seat consists the main portion of Bukit Panjang and was formed in the 2006 electoral boundary redraw. Bukit Panjang SMC existed from 1959 to 1991 when it was absorbed into the Sembawang Group Representation Constituency. In 2001, the seat was moved from Sembawang GRC to Holland-Bukit Panjang Group Representation Constituency. The 2006 redrawn boundaries carved out Bukit Panjang to form the current constituency and the GRC was renamed Holland-Bukit Timah Group Representation Constituency.

History[edit]

Bukit Panjang had overgrown since 1984 and had started their life in 1976.

By the time Bukit Panjang New Town grows, it had grown until it had exceeded number of voters in 1991 general election (and it compromises Woodlands New Town), it had split up in 1997 and now it left only the Bukit Panjang, until it divides into Bukit Panjang, Cashew and Zhenghua constituencies.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Member of Parliament Party Dates Notes
Lee Khoon Choy PAP 1959 – 1963
Ong Lian Teng BS 1963 – 1966
Selvadurai Pathmanaban PAP 1967 – 1972
Lee Yiok Seng PAP 1972 – 1991

Constituency abolished (1991 – 2006)

Member of Parliament Party Dates Notes
Teo Ho Pin PAP 2006 – Incumbent

Candidates and Results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2011: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Teo Ho Pin 20,375 66.27 -10.91
SDP Alec Tok 10,372 33.73 +10.91
Majority 10,003 32.54 -21.82
Turnout 31,492 95.3 +0.2
PAP hold Swing -10.91

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Teo Ho Pin 21,647 77.18 N/A
SDP Ling How Doong 6,100 22.82 N/A
Majority 15,547 54.36
Turnout 30,448 95.1 N/A
PAP win (new seat)

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Yiok Seng 18,314 57.3 N/A
SDP Kwek Guan Kwee 9,864 30.9 N/A
PKMS Ibrahim bin Ariff 3,790 11.9 N/A
Majority 8,450 26.4 N/A
Turnout 32,567 96.3 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1984: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Yiok Seng Walkover
Majority
Turnout 23,173
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1980: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Yiok Seng 18,510 87.0 +19.6
United People's Front Mohamad Sani bin Jan 2,759 13.0 +13.0
Majority 15,751 74.0 +39.2
Turnout 22,019 94.5 -0.9
PAP hold Swing +19.6

Elections in 1970s[edit]

General Election 1976: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Yiok Seng 11,867 67.4 -0.2
WP Ho Juan Thai 5,731 32.6 +7.8
Majority 6,136 34.8 -8
Turnout 18,036 95.4 2.2
PAP hold Swing -0.2
General Election 1972: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Yiok Seng 9,527 67.6 N/A
WP Tang Song Khiang 3,496 24.8 N/A
United National Front Leyu Tan Jib 1,060 7.5 N/A
Majority 6,031 42.8 N/A
Turnout 14,410 93.2 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1960s[edit]

General Election 1968: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Selvadurai Pathmanaban Walkover
Majority
Turnout 17,893
PAP hold Swing N/A
By Election 1967: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Selvadurai Pathmanaban Walkover
Majority
Turnout 16,070
PAP gain from BS Swing N/A
General Election 1963: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BS Ong Lian Teng 5,679 46.5 +46.5
PAP Lee Khoon Choy 4,940 40.4 -17.9
SA Loo Bah Chit 999 8.2 +8.2
UPP Thuan Paik Phok 607 5.0 +5.0
Majority 739 6.1 -28.6
Turnout 12,357 95.1 +6.3
BS gain from PAP Swing -28.6

Elections in 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Khoon Choy 6,156 58.3
LSP Tan Leong Teck 2,494 23.6
SPA Lim Siak Guan 1,382 13.1
MIC T. T. K. Alexander 526 5.0
Majority 3,662 34.7
Turnout 10,647 88.8 N/A
PAP win (new seat)

Note 2: MIC is allied with Singapore's UMNO and MCA chapters, similar to its Malaysian counterpart with the exception of not using the alliance symbol which was the reason for the elections department of Singapore to view T. T. K. Alexander as an independent candidate.

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